40 Under Forty Awards


Dayna Caruso (33)

Dayna Caruso (33)

I was born and raised in Sudbury, ON and grew up in the Lively area. I attended Laurentian University earning an honours BA in Psychology with concentrations in Neuroscience, Family Life Studies, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. I spent 7 years studying when I was hired at NOFCC in 2012. Prior to working at NOFCC I worked for March of Dimes and Northern Lights Program as a Rehabilitation Worker and a bartender at the Beef’N Bird, The Pub Downunder and Lounge 390. I am engaged to Patrick Veilleux, a supervisor at Technica Mining. I enjoy camping, fishing and being outdoors.

Q: What is the number one thing you are working toward that you haven’t yet accomplished?
A: Becoming fully bilingual.

Q: What would be the theme song of your life?
A: Millionaire by Chris Stapleton. I feel like I have so much love in my life from my family and friends that I am rich.

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: I get to meet so many families who have experienced so much. They are truly inspiring and give me fuel every day. I feel blessed to be in the position I am to be able to help so many people during their darkest times.

Q: Share something about yourself that others would be surprised to know:
A: I love to cook! My friends and family rave about my cooking all the time, and I really enjoy feeding people! It must be the Italian in me! I also very much enjoy baking and especially love creating special cakes for the people closest to me. I also have a huge garden that I take a lot of pride in!

Q: What makes you proud to be a Sudburian?
A: This community is incredibly generous and always willing to help. Working in the non-profit world, I have had the opportunity to meet some of Sudbury’s finest and it makes me proud to be from a community that’s so generous and caring to it’s citizen’s.