Norma Trivino a Woman on Fire for the needy

For the past 22 years Norma has served as a dedicated volunteer at work, in her church, and in her community.

Norma Trivino has been nominated for the Community Activist of the Year Award in Toronto, Canada.

Norma Trivino

The Networking Diva Group based in Toronto, Canada will present its 3rd annual evening of recognition of business women across North America — Woman on Fire — in Toronto, Canada on April 10, 2015. There will also be an inaugural event in Montreal, Vancouver, and Miami.

The Woman on Fire is a dazzling evening of acknowledgement and appreciation of dynamic women in business; featuring amazing speakers, proud award recipients, successful business professionals, great entertainment and a delectable dinner.

At work, she has volunteered countless hours for the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign. Throughout 14 years, she wore diverse hats, including Chair, Co-Chair, Committee Member, Special Events Coordinator and Ambassador Coordinator.

At church, her passion is her volunteer work for the Homeless Outreach Program. On a quarterly basis, Norma and other volunteers from In The Flame of The Holy Spirit Church offer sandwiches to help feed the displaced people of Toronto.

Along with food, they bring their message of hope to those feeling lost and forgotten. Norma remembers when one individual was so inspired by their message he sought help, got a job, an apartment and began to take part in society again.

In her community, she facilitated a self-esteem workshop for Latina girls at a day camp run by MUJER. This multi-faceted summer camp program was offered to disadvantaged Latina girls ages 13-21. It had three main components: Leadership, Health, and Creative Art Expression workshops, which addressed topics including self-esteem, bullying, body image and healthy relationships.

For all her hard work, Norma received an Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Certificate from The Honourable Costas Menegakis, Member of Parliament.

Norma Trivino is an elected member of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) President’s Advisory Council (PACo). PACo is a mechanism through which employees can influence positive change at CMHC. PACo provides employees an open forum with the CMHC President to bring forward strategic and corporate-wide issues, including suggestions and recommendations for improvement.

Norma is also the Professional Services Coordinator for Ontario in the Community Development Centre at CMHC. Having joined CMHC in 1997, Norma has extensive experience and knowledge within Canada’s national housing agency. She has worked in a broad range of roles including Secretary to the General Manager and Products and Services Administrator in the Ontario Market Analysis Centre.

She became Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee at the CMHC Ontario Business Centre. At the end of the term, she received a letter on behalf of the Ontario Management Team, where they expressed their appreciation for her dedication and support in her role as Co-Chair of the committee.

They congratulated her for consistently bringing forward new ideas that served to raise awareness of diversity issues in the workplace; and for being instrumental in keeping the committee on track and focused on its goals.

She led a series of Focus Group sessions throughout Ontario for Market Analysis Centre. She then wrote and published a report on her findings. The report served as an instrument through which recommendations in the survey procedure were implemented.

Throughout her 17 year tenure at CMHC, Norma has written numerous articles that have been published in CMHC’s Regional News, in CMHC’s Perspectives Magazine, in CMHC’s Conversations Magazine and in “Snapd” a community newspaper.

Norma Trivino was featured in an e-book published by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) called “When Being an Admin Has You in a Spin, Just Twirl! A Collection of Inspiring Stories from IAAP Members.” Norma shares her work experiences and successes, and explains how membership in IAAP has aided her career. “IAAP has provided me with many opportunities for personal and professional growth, leadership training and international networking. Courses offered by IAAP have been fundamental to my success as a professional.”

Norma has been an active member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) since 2005. As such, she has become an avid blogger for IAAP. One of her blogs had 6,578 hits.

Norma has received 11 Volunteer Certificates, 14 Employee Recognition Awards and 19 Education Certificates.

Learn more about the Woman on Fire Awards 

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