Region of Peel's Non-Profit Housing Company Receives ONPHA Going Green
TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - Peel Living was recognized for their pursuit of environmental excellence by the
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) on October 29, 2011.
The Going Green Award is part of ONPHA's annual awards program
recognizing leadership and celebrating success in Ontario's non-profit
Made possible through the generous sponsorship of GLOBE (Green Light on a Better Environment) this annual award recognizes a
non-profit housing provider that is taking innovative steps to reduce
their environmental impact.
"Peel Living is making strategic investments and working with innovative
partners to create sustainable communities that anyone would be proud
to call home," says Sylvia Patterson, ONPHA President. "Their focus on
green technologies and environmentally friendly building material
demonstrates that affordable housing can also be green housing."
More than 400,000 people in Ontario rely on community-based affordable
housing, including: seniors, low-income families with children, the
working poor, victims of violence and abuse, people living with
developmental disabilities, mental illness, HIV/AIDS or addictions and
the formerly homeless/hard-to-house. For over 20 years, ONPHA has been
the voice of non-profit housing in Ontario. Founded in 1988, ONPHA
unites 760 non-profit organizations providing housing in 220
communities across Ontario.
ABOUT THE ONPHA AWARDS:
The awards were announced during the 23rd annual Ontario Non-Profit
Housing Association (ONPHA) Conference and Trade Show from October
28-30th. Since 1997, many individuals and non-profits have been
recognized for their contributions to the sector. There are many more
that deserve to be recognized and rewarded for their dedication to, and
support of, non-profit housing and healthy communities. Videos of each award recipient are posted on the ONPHA website at www.onpha.on.ca.
Other 2011 winners by category include:
Category: ONPHA Award for Excellence - Sponsored by Prentice Yates & Clark
Winner: Options Bytown
Category: The Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award - Sponsored by Yardi Systems Inc.
Winner: Don McBain, Executive Director, Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services
Category: ONPHA Tenant Achievement Recognition Awards - Sponsored By Enbridge
Winners: Eleanor Porter (The Wexford Residence Inc- Toronto), Jaurex Lewis
(Evangel Hall -Toronto), Todd Bradley, Chris Kelly, Tim Knight, and
Kevin Knight (Community Living - Essex County), and Sandy Land (Parry
Sound Non-Profit Housing Corporation)
Category: 20 Years of Service Recognition - Sponsored by Morneau Shepell and Green Shield Canada
Belia Brandow, Leeds & Grenville Rehabilitation & Counselling Services
John Buchan, Iroquois Falls Seniors' Apartment Corp.
Herb Chatson, Aldersgate Homes Inc. (Belleville)
Gene Chenier, Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing Corp. (Ottawa)
Joan Cranmer, Victoria Park Community Homes Inc. (Hamilton)
Sheila Davenport, Homes Unlimited and Odell-Jalna Residences of London
Cecile Davidson, Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope (Atikokan)
Janet Ferguson, Carleton Place Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corp.
Ron Hancock, Peterborough Housing Corporation
Martha McBurnie, Regional Municipality of York
Robert Papineau, Iroquois Falls Seniors' Apartment Corp.
Louise Sisson, Haliburton Community Housing Corporation
Myra South, Region of Waterloo Community Housing Inc.
Rev. David Reid, Victoria Park Community Homes Inc. (Hamilton)
Margaret Wood, Parkview Place (Oshawa)
David Robertson, Prentice Yates & Clark (Toronto)
SOURCE Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA)
For further information:
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
Rhona Duncan, Communications Manager