Nominations are now open!
Nominate someone you know who has the spirit of housing
The Spirit of Housing Awards celebrate our leaders’ successes and achievements. The awards will be presented at the 10th Annual Building Partnerships Conference, September, 26 2022 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
We’re proud of our members. We know you’re proud of each other, and we thank everyone who submits nominations for this year’s awards. Click on the awards below to find out more about the awards and their criteria for judging.
What are the Spirit of Housing Awards about?
MNPHA’s mission is to build a thriving, sustainable non-profit housing sector. We work together with our members to promote housing excellence through the MNPHA Awards. Spirit of Housing Awards recognize and reward individuals (staff, board members and tenants), groups and non-profits who have made an outstanding contribution to the quality of non-profit housing.
Previous Award Recipients
SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD
Honours an individual or organization whose significant support and committed partnership have contributed towards building a thriving, sustainable non-profit housing sector in Manitoba.
2021 – The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
2019 – New Journey Housing
2018 – Assiniboine Credit Union
SPIRIT OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Honours tenants each year from across the province that helps to make their non-profit a better place to live.
2021 – Linda Sharpe, Resident and Volunteer, West End Commons
2019 – Madelene Field, Resident and Volunteer of Donwood Manor
2018 – Victoria Seniors Association, Westman Lions Housing
2017 – Charles Huband, Westminister Housing Society
2016 – Carriage House North Volunteer Residents
2014 – Fred Douglas Place Residents’ Association & Council
2013 – Dawn Sands
2012 – Bethel Place Activities Club
SPIRIT OF SERVICE AWARD
Honours an employee or volunteer each year from across the province that helps to make their non-profit a better place to live.
2021 – Mike Maunder, Board Member, West Minister Housing
2019 – Debbie Van Ettinger, Ten Ten Sinclair
2018 – Donna Breen, Winnipeg Housing and Rehabilitation Corporation
2017 – Janette Brown, Western Manitoba Seniors Non-Profit Housing Co-op, Brandon
2016 – Hart Kapitloer
2014 – Sara Riel Inc., Diane Lau
2013 – Darrell Jones
2012 – Bernice Marmel
HARRY LEHOTSKY SPIRIT OF LEADERSHIP AWARD
Honours an individual whose energy and vision contribute to the cause of non-profit housing in Manitoba.
2021 – Lawerence Poirier, Kinew Housing
2019 – Stephanie Haight, Winnipeg Housing
2018 – James Friesen
2017 – Menno Peters
2016 – George Taylor (posthumously)
2014 – Ken Cassin
2013 – Joe Redpath and Ken Murdoch
2012 – Harry Lehostky
MNPHA’s mission is to build and support a strong and diverse non-profit housing sector. We work together with our members to promote housing excellence through the MNPHA Awards. MNPHA Awards recognize and reward individuals (staff, board members and tenants), groups and non-profits who made an outstanding contribution to the quality of non-profit housing