The Spirit of Housing Awards celebrate our leaders' successes and achievements.
The 2021 Spirit of Housing Awards were presented at the 9th Annual Building
Partnerships Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Spirit of Community Award
2021 Winner: Co-operative Housing Federation Canada
Spirit of Achievement Award
The Spirit of Achievement Award recognizes a tenant or tenants associated with an MNPHA housing provider member who made a meaningful contribution towards making their own non-profit a better place to live, the well being of their neighbourhood and fostered connections among tenants and others within their community.
2021 Winner: Linda Sharpe
Spirit of Service Award
The Spirit of Service Award honours an employee or volunteer that helped make their non-profit a better place to live and who serves as a model to employees and volunteers across Manitoba
2021 Winner: Mike Maunder
The Harry Lehotsky Spirit of Leadership Award
The Spirit of Leadership Award honours the memory of Harry Lehostky, a long time champion and advocate of housing. It is given to a person in our community whose energy and vision has contributed a lasting legacy to the cause of non-profit housing in Manitoba.
2021 Winner: Lawrence Poirier
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.
2019 – New Journey Housing
2018 – Assiniboine Credit Union
SPIRIT OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Honors tenants each year from across the province that helps to make their non-profit a better place to live.
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
Honors an employee or volunteer each year from across the province that helps to make their non-profit a better place to live.
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
Honors an individual whose energy and vision contribute to the cause of non-profit housing in Manitoba.
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 housin