Spirit of Housing Awards 2022

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