Abbas Homayed, the owner of Laurentian Publishing, and current News Media Canada board member has been honoured for his dedication to community service with a 2017 Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship.
Homayed, from Sudbury, Ont., 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.
The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship honours individuals for their exceptional long-term efforts and outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities. You can see all of this year’s recipients here.