Karen Goldenberg is a champion of underprivileged and disadvantaged communities.
Educated as a physical and occupational therapist, her professional pursuits have led to innovations to in-home rehabilitation programs, while her volunteerism has improved autism education, addiction research, and career and employment services.
Her work as special advisor to the Ontario Minister of Health ultimately led to Bill 173, the Long-Term Care Act. Her approach to supporting people with physical and mental health challenges has always been community-oriented, taking treatment and after-care services into the community where people live, work, and interact.
As CEO of Jewish Vocational Services, Ms. Goldenberg increased that organization’s annual budget from five to $20 million and its locations from three to fourteen across the GTA. A generous donor through the Karen Goldenberg Legacy Fund, she helps support the Agency’s Disability Services and Jewish Community programs.
Karen Goldenberg’s passion to make a difference and build bridges across cultures continues to propel her forward.