The Spirit of Housing Awards celebrate our leaders’ successes and achievements. The awards was presented at the MNPHA Education Day on October 17th, 2023 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.

 

 MNPHA Celebrates the Winners of the Spirit of Housing Awards 2023

 

The Spirit of Housing Awards celebrate our leaders’ successes and achievements. The awards were presented on October, 17 2023 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Previous Spirit of Housing 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.

2022 – Purpose Construction

2021 – The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

2020 – No awards

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.

2022 – Seine Riven Haven

2021 – Linda Sharpe, Resident and Volunteer, West End Commons

2020 – No awards

2019 – Madelene Field, Donwood Manor resident

2018 – Victoria Seniors Association

2017 – Charles Huband, Westminster Housing Society

2016 – Carriage House North Volunteer Residents

2015 – No awards

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.

2022 – Connie Lontok

2021 – Mike Maunder, Board Member, West Minister Housing

2020 – No awards

2019 – Debbie Van Ettinger, Ten Ten Sinclair Housing

2018 – Donna Breen, Winnipeg Housing

2017 – Janette Brown, Westman Seniors Housing Co-op

2016 – Hart Kapitloer

2015 – No awards

2014 – Diane Lau, Sara Riel Inc.

2013 – Darrell Jones

2012 – Berine Marmel

HARRY LEHOTSKY SPIRIT OF LEADERSHIP AWARD

Honours an individual whose energy and vision contribute to the cause of non-profit housing in Manitoba.

HARRY LEHOTSKY SPIRIT OF LEADERSHIP AWARD

Honours an individual whose energy and vision contribute to the cause of non-profit housing in Manitoba.

2022 – Terry Wotton

2021 – Lawerence Poirier, Kinew Housing

2020 – No awards

2019 – Stephanie Haight

2018 – James Friesen

2017 – Menno Peters

2016 – George Taylor

2015 – No awards

2014 – Ken Cassin

2013 – Joe Redpath and Ken Murdoch

2012 – Harry Lehotsky

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