TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Siu Mee Cheng, PhD, Executive Director of Street Haven, has been named a recipient of the 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award for her exceptional leadership in revolutionizing affordable housing and social services for homeless women in Toronto.
With a 28-year career spanning health, social services, and government leadership, Dr. Cheng's impact on vulnerable populations is undeniable. Street Haven, under her vision and guidance, has become an innovative and dynamic beacon of hope, providing shelter, housing and addiction treatment to impoverished and homeless women. She is contributing to the charge to close the equity gap for those who are getting left behind in Toronto.
In addition, she has engaged in tireless efforts to access and quality of care in the health services sector including in public health, palliative care, cancer control, older adult care, and nursing. Her desire in wanting to improve the lives of Canadians has also included advocacy work on crucial and current social policy issues that have included affordable housing, healthcare, food insecurity, refugee and immigration settlement and poverty reduction. This has set her apart as a catalyst for positive change through collaboration and innovation.
With her research work in health and social policy and systems planning, Dr. Cheng's thought leadership has been recognized through publications and presentations at national and international conferences. Sheryl Song, Chair of Street Haven's Board of Directors, praised Dr. Cheng's extraordinary journey and transformative leadership: "Siu Mee's extraordinary journey at Street Haven inspires us all. Her commitment and vision for a better future have earned her a well-deserved place among Canada's Most Powerful Women."
Dr. Siu Mee Cheng's recognition as a 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award recipient reflects her remarkable achievements and her unwavering dedication to a brighter future for homeless women in Toronto. Her visionary leadership, advocacy, and compassion position her as a catalyst for change, leaving a lasting impact for generations to come.
About Street Haven
Street Haven is a Toronto-based non-profit organization women’s multi-service health and social care agency committed to providing shelter, supportive housing, addictions treatment and training support to vulnerable and homeless women. Since 1965, Street Haven has been at the forefront of combating homelessness experienced by vulnerable women in Toronto.