Dr. Nehama Baum, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Since 1980, Dr. Nehama Baum has fostered many children with dual developmental disabilities and severe emotional or psychiatric disorders accompanied by challenging aggressive behaviour.
In 1983, 1984 and 1985, Nehama was listed in the Who’s Who of American Women.
In 1990, Nehama was elected Woman of the Year by B’nai Brith Women of Toronto to recognize her humanitarian work with disadvantaged special needs children, adults and their families.
In 1992, Nehama received the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada for her contribution to the well being and the actualization of the hidden potential of children and adults with severe and complex disabilities and to the enhancement of the quality of life for them and their families.
From 1996 to present, Nehama was listed in the Who’s Who of Canadian Women.
In 2002, Nehama was the recipient of the North York Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for the Public Sector- Company of the Year.
In 2003, Nehama was the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Service to Canada which honours citizens who have made significant and important contributions to their communities and Canada as a whole.
In 2005, Nehama was honoured as Woman of the Year by the Governing Board of Editors of the American Biographical Institute.
In 2012, Dr. Baum was awarded with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, which is given to recognize significant achievements and contributions made by Canadians.
Michael "Muki" Baum
Provincial honours are a memorable and distinctive way for the government of Ontario to thank and pay special tribute to those Ontarians whose lives exemplify excellence and achievement of the highest order. The men and women who are honoured are truly representative of the province of Ontario’s caring and diverse society, and their lives and deeds stand as shining examples for us all.
In 1973, the government of Ontario established the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship to recognize people who, through exceptional long-term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to the well being of their communities. Their assistance is given without expectation of remuneration or reward.
We decided to nominate Michael “Muki” Baum for his hard work, dedication and ability to inspire others each and every day. He has raised over $550,000.00 in the last 21 years and has a true passion for bettering the lives of children and adults with complex disabilities. He has never seen his disability as anything more than a mere obstacle at times, and he continues to live his life to its fullest, much in part to being given so many opportunities thanks to Nehama and Moshe Baum.
We are so thrilled to report, that out of hundreds of nominations, Muki was one of 11 winners of the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship!!!
He was awarded the Medal by The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, at a special ceremony at Queen's Park on November, 16th, 2009.