Yogeeta Jhodhan, currently Care Manager at Bayshore Home Health, always knew she was destined to make a difference. She’s accomplished a great deal for her age, and is already considered a highly-regarded member of her community. Despite her numerous achievements, Yogeeta remains humble and thankful for the opportunity to spread hope and encouragement each day throughout her community and beyond. In 2009, Yogeeta founded a non-profit organization, Candles of Hope, which has raised over $45,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. “We host a big gala every year with a turnout of over 500 people,” she explains. “It’s a collaborative effort among many individuals, all with one unified goal.” The event proves to be a huge success every year, attracting numerous media outlets that want to help promote the worthy cause. In addition to fundraising efforts, Yogeeta and the volunteer team also positively impact their community by serving meals to the homeless in downtown Toronto & Peel Region and collecting toys and clothing during Christmas for the Children’s Aid Society and Peel Shelters. “It’s really not as time-consuming and daunting a task as people may think,” she explains. “Sometimes the small contributions can add up and really make a big impact.”
On top of her charity work and full-time job, Yogeeta is involved in a number of organizations in the Peel/Dufferin/Orangeville Region: LHIN, Making our Seniors Matter, Flower City (Senior Groups), Brampton Seniors Council, Temple- President, Community Emcee for local churches & temples, Caledon 55+ networking, PEAPN member, Member of Paramedic Dufferin- Peel, Support William Oslers Brampton Civic Hospital, Peel Memorial, & Headwater Hospital. As well, part time Professor at University of Guelph-Humber and apart of faulty of Health Science.
Academically, she obtained her Personal Support Worker diploma back in 2009, followed by an RPN designation from George Brown College , a double degree in Psychology and Adult Development, & Masters. As if balancing her heavy workload with her responsibilities isn’t enough, she continues to volunteer in her community. She is looking to further her education in her PHD.
Yogeeta’s achievements have not gone unnoticed. In 2012, she was one of 60,000 Canadians honored with a commemorative Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding community service and contributions. Awarded both in 2018 & 2019-International Woman’s Month in Peel Region. On top of these prestigious awards, she has been featured on Cityline T.V. for her achievement and continues to focus her efforts on helping those around her, and the city of Brampton- Junction Community- recently awarded her an Award- Community Impact & Leadership for 2019- for community work in Peel representing Bayshore Home Health.