Abbas Homayed, Publisher of Sudbury Northern Life and current OCNA board member, has been honoured with a 2017 Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship. The medal recognizes individuals for their exceptional long-term efforts and outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.
Abbas has spent 30 years using his experience, opportunities, and business success to make a difference in the lives of newcomers, especially refugees. He has also helped expand youth mentorship programs and palliative care initiatives.
Abbas is one of 11 Ontarians to receive the medal this year. To read about the other recipients, click here.