Order of Vaughan recipient recognized for commitment to volunteerism

City of Vaughan
Ward 3 Civic Hero Award presented to Noor Din
Noor Din is a proud immigrant who came to Canada from Pakistan in 1990 and now devotes his time to developing programs and activities that help others integrate into Canadian society. He is the founder of Human Endeavor, an innovative not-for-profit community organization, which provides important social services for newcomers and seniors in Vaughan.
He has served as vice-president of the Seniors Association of Vaughan Initiative, a senior services group based in Vaughan. Noor is also active with the Punjabi Community Health Services, which provides culturally appropriate services to the South Asian community in York and Peel regions.
As a devoted volunteer and community advocate, Noor has supported several organizations and initiatives in Vaughan and beyond, including the Vaughan Community Health Centre Advisory Committee, the Central Local Health Integration Network, Community Leadership Resources, the United Way of Greater Toronto, COSTI Immigrant Services and Community Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS). Noor is a recipient of the Ministry of Health's Innovation Award, the 3M Health Leadership Award, and the Order of Vaughan – the City's highest honour.
Today, during a special virtual ceremonial presentation in the Committee of the Whole Public Hearing, Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, Ward 3 Councillor Rosanna DeFrancesca and Members of Council presented Noor Din with the 2020 Ward 3 Civic Hero Award.
In Vaughan, we are blessed to have citizens like Noor Din, who go above and beyond to provide service to their neighbours when they need it most. Noor's dedicated efforts are driven by the noble mission to make a positive and meaningful impact in the lives of some of society's most marginalized and vulnerable communities, and he remains committed to doing his part to help build a welcoming, inclusive and prosperous city for all. Through his determination, focus and compassion, I am confident that Noor will continue to enhance the high quality of life we enjoy here in Vaughan. I want to extend my warmest and sincerest appreciation to Noor for his unwavering commitment to bring out the very best of what our city has to offer.”
- Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua
As a longtime resident of Ward 3, Noor Din remains committed to giving back to his community. He puts his heart into everything he does and works tirelessly to improve the lives of others. He is a true champion for diversity and opportunity for all. Noor’s accomplishments are a testament to his character, and they speak to the higher values of compassion, respect and social responsibility. We are grateful to have a leader like Noor in Vaughan who stands for inclusion, empowerment and high quality of life for everyone. Thank you, Noor, for everything you do for our community and congratulations on receiving this award.”
- Councillor Rosanna DeFrancesca, Ward 3
  • Mayor and Members of Council presented Noor Din with the 2020 Ward 3 Civic Hero Award during a special virtual ceremonial presentation at the Committee of the Whole Public Hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
  • Vaughan’s Civic Hero Awards are presented annually to one resident from each of the City’s five wards.
  • Recipients are nominated by their local Ward Councillor and acknowledged by Vaughan Council.
  • The awards began in 2005 and recognize outstanding achievement and individual contributions to the community. 
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