Priya Tandon’s time with Casey House is not her first experience in the sector; Priya has long been interested in specialized HIV/AIDS care. A number of years ago, she volunteered in India at an orphanage for children infected or affected by HIV. When she moved to Cabbagetown/St. Jamestown she looked for an opportunity to give back to her community and became a member of our board of directors in 2014.
When speaking of her volunteer responsibilities Priya finds that many people don’t know Casey House exists and says she takes pride in telling them about the amazing work that is done here and how the HIV/AIDS community benefits from it.
When asked how her experience here has influenced her and how her perspective has changed Priya says, “I’ve realized that Casey House is THE example of excellent HIV/AIDS care – not only in Toronto but in the country. It is a place that can be used as a model across the globe.” Priya says she has become even more positive about the amazing work that can be done in a compassionate way.
When she’s not volunteering Priya is director of corporate policy in the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines at Queen’s Park. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends; exploring this city; and travelling to new countries and new cities.
In celebration of Volunteer Recognition Week, April 10-16, Casey House is featuring volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to help Casey House deliver inspired, compassionate care to men and women living with HIV/AIDS.