JVS Toronto congratulates Karen Goldenberg on her appointment to the Order of Ontario which honours individuals whose exceptional achievements have left a lasting legacy in the province, in Canada, and beyond.
Karen served as President & CEO of JVS Toronto from 1999 to 2011. During her 12 years of service, Karen worked tirelessly to expand our services and build bridges with new communities. With her trademark enthusiasm and energy, Karen’s contributions made JVS Toronto a leader in social and employment services.
Since her retirement, Karen has remained committed to issues close to her heart through volunteerism and community building. She continues to be a dear friend to JVS Toronto, and a generous donor through the Karen Goldenberg Legacy Fund, which helps support the Agency’s Disability Services and Jewish Community programs.
Karen has been recognized with several awards for her leadership, including the Order of Canada in 2014, and has received honorary degrees. She has dedicated her professional and volunteer life to improving the lives of so many people.
Karen is an optimist, a mentor, and an exemplary leader. All of us at JVS Toronto congratulate her on this very deserving honour.