Spirit of Housing Awards 2019

The MNPHA Spirit of Housing Awards, 2019

The Spirit of Housing Awards celebrate our leaders’ successes and achievements. The awards were presented at the 7th Annual Building Partnerships Conference held November 18-19, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Awards were presented by Joanne Schmidt, Chair of the Awards Committee, and Laurie Socha, MNPHA President.

MNPHA is proud of our members.  We know you’re proud of each other, and we thank everyone who submitted nominations for this year’s awards.

Spirit of Housing Awards, 2019. From left, Debbie Van Ettinger (Spirit of Service), Madelene Field (Spirit of Achievement), Codi Guenther (New Journey Housing, Spirit of Community), Stephanie Haight (Spirit of Leadership), Bill Dinsdale (Assiniboine Credit Union, Sponsor of the Awards)


Spirit of Community Award – New Journey Housing

Honours an individual or organization whose significant support and committed partnership have contributed towards building a thriving, sustainable non-profit housing sector in Manitoba.


Spirit of Achievement Award – Madelene Field, Resident and Volunteer of Donwood Manor

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.

 


Spirit of Service Award – Debbie Van Ettinger, Ten Ten Sinclair

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

 

 


Harry Lehotsky Spirit of Leadership Award – Stephanie Haight, Winnipeg Housing

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.

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the achievements of our sector and our partners. We hope you’re inspired to nominate your colleagues, tenants, and partners in 2020 and look forward to seeing the great things you will accomplish this year.

To learn more about eligibility and judging criteria including tips for writing nominations, download our Awards Info Package.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.