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Sodexo Employee Recognized with Celebration of People Award

December 07, 2018


BURLINGTON, ON, Dec. 6, 2018 - Anna-Karina Tabuñar, Director, Corporate Affairs, Sodexo Canada, was recently recognized with the Community Leader Award at the annual Celebration of People Gala in Ottawa.

Celebration of People is an annual awards gala held in the nation's capital to honour the contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations working toward the inclusion of citizens with disabilities. The annual event takes place around December 3, designated by the United Nations as International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Anna-Karina Tabuñar, 
Director Corporate Affairs,
Sodexo Canada

"We're honoured to recognize Anna-Karina's work to encourage the employment of people with disabilities," says Martha Marr, Steering Committee Chair for Celebration of People. "Through her documentary film Talent Untapped and advocacy work, Anna-Karina shifts perceptions of people with disabilities. Her body of work as a filmmaker, broadcaster and advocate shows us that capabilities and talent come in all forms."

The Community Leader Award in Memory of Cathy Kerr recognizes a person with a disability who is an example of exceptional citizenship, as demonstrated by their record of wide-reaching leadership and involvement in the community.

"I'm deeply grateful to receive this award and be part of this remarkable community," says Tabuñar. "Working for Sodexo, where diversity and inclusion is part of our mission, I'm privileged to continue my advocacy and promote the value of diverse teams in my daily work."

Award recipients were nominated by community members and voted on by a Selection Committee that considers: 

  • Perseverance in pursuit of community service in the face of obstacles and/or challenges 
  • the degree to which the individual's activities enhance lives and/or strengthen the community 
  • years of service, range and scope of activities, and 
  • investment of time and energy.

The full list of finalists can be viewed here

Sodexo in Canada
Sodexo has been delivering On-Site Services in Canada for over 40 years. Recognized as a strategic partner, Sodexo Canada is dedicated to providing Quality of Life Services for clients, their employees and visitors in the corporate, education, healthcare and energy and resources segments. These Quality of Life Services create healthy, safe, and efficient environments allowing individuals and organizations to grow and succeed. Delivering food and facilities management services for over 175 clients, Sodexo is a market leader in Canada in terms of revenue and consumers served, and has been recognized as a top employer for the past six consecutive years.  Sodexo Canada is proud to have created the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, an independent charitable organization that has raised over $3 million to fight hunger and donated more than 1 million meals to at-risk youth across Canada since 2007.

Sodexo in Canada
10,000 employees
850+ services
175+ clients 
230+ sites

For further information:

Media contact - Dave Bennett, dave@xposurepr.com, 905.339.6668

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