November 3, 2021

Mississauga, Ontario – November 5, 2021 – Achēv, a leading charitable organization that delivers employment, newcomer, language and youth services with locations across the Greater Toronto Area, announced today that it was named the Diamond Winner of the 2021 Mississauga News Readers’ Choice Awards in the Best Non-Profit category. The Diamond Award is the highest ranked category, followed by Platinum and Gold.

The Mississauga News Readers’ Choice Awards are the most respected and reputable consumer awards in Mississauga. This distinction is a reflection of an organization’s commitment to its clients and its achievement throughout the year. Each year, thousands of people from the community are invited to nominate and vote for their favourite organizations in Mississauga. This is the 26th year since the inception of this awards program and more than 275,000 ballots were cast. This year’s Mississauga News Readers’ Choice Awards recognizes businesses that have experienced challenges during the pandemic but have gone above and beyond to provide exceptional services to their clients.

“Being recognized by our clients and the community we serve is the greatest honour Achēv could receive. We are thrilled to be chosen as the Diamond Winner of the 2021 Mississauga News Readers’ Choice Awards in the Best Non-Profit category,” said Tonie Chaltas, CEO of Achēv. “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of the communities we serve have evolved and the challenges they face are more significant. As a result, we worked quickly to pivot our programs and services online to ensure all of our clients have the support they need. Winning this award is a true testament to our staff and volunteers’ dedication, commitment, compassion and empathy in serving our communities. They make a difference in the lives of our clients every day.”

For nearly 30 years, Achēv, formerly the Centre for Education & Training, has dedicated itself to helping newcomers and Canadians achieve their full potential. Today, Achēv is one of the largest providers of employment, newcomer, language and youth services in the Greater Toronto Area. Achēv’s wide range of high-quality and personalized programs and services provide people from diverse backgrounds with the resources and guidance needed to achieve their goals.

Women, newcomers, youth, people with disabilities and people from racialized communities have been most negatively affected by the pandemic. As the economy begins to rebound, Achēv is committed to continuing its work in fostering a more equitable recovery and developing innovative programs that address the evolving needs of the community, especially those who are most vulnerable.

To learn more about Achēv’s programs and services, visit www.achev.ca.

About Achēv

Achēv is a leading charitable organization that delivers employment, newcomer, language and youth services. We offer comprehensive and personalized programs of the highest quality to help people achieve their full potential. Each year, our dedicated team of nearly 400 staff serves over 100,000 clients through virtual services and multiple in-person locations across the Greater Toronto Area. We are committed to making a positive and lasting difference in the diverse communities we serve.

Media Contact

Joy Qiu
Marketing Manager, Achēv
jqiu@achev.ca
416-518-8410

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