Punjabi Canadian, Baldev Mutta, was recently honoured with the 2023 Ontario Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of healthcare excellence during a gala held at the Grand Empire Convention Centre, Brampton.
Mutta founded the Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) and currently serves as its CEO. The organization that serves often marginalized families and individuals has affiliates across Canada started with just two people and has grown to become a collective of more than 108 members with offices worldwide.
Accepting the honour, Baldev Mutta said, “It is truly an honor to receive this Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award, and I am indebted to my family and the innumerable number of people who have been part of my arduous journey for the past 30 years. I followed my passion for healing souls and developed a social model against all odds. This award is a surprise and I am truly grateful for the honor by Ontario Heroes.”
Speaking on the occasion, Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament, Brampton North, Ontario said, “ Mutta is a trailblazer in health care, striving for a healthier and safer community. He is a pillar of the community and his dedication through his unique service model to the vulnerable, immigrants and seniors needs to be followed by everyone.”
Lauding Mutta, the Consul General of India, Apoorva Shrivastava, stated, “He has worked tirelessly for the welfare of the Community and his contribution in health care with our offices to distressed youths is immense. He is a well-deserved winner.”