Spirit of Housing Awards 2021

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

The 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 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