By Miguel Amante, Communications Coordinator
Penny Balberman sits at a desk in CAMH’s Queen Street Site Old Gym amidst a small mountain of paperwork, meticulously checking and double-checking the papers fanned out in front of her. For a good majority of people, this could be considered mind-numbing work, but she’s making an enormous contribution to the lives of patients.
As a Certified Professional Accountant, she has been volunteering at CAMH for over a decade, providing her expertise to guide patients through the tax return process and help them file their claims. The program is an extension of the work offered by the team at CAMH’s Social Determinants of Health Service, and has helped thousands of patients over the years.