Celebrating Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships

CCPPP announces 2016 National Awards Recipients

TORONTO, Nov. 1. 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council for Public -Private Partnerships (CCPPP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the CCPPP 2016 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.

Since their inception in 1998, the annual CCPPP awards are a coveted seal of excellence and always attract a broad range and depth of submissions that makes it tough for our Awards Committee to choose the recipients. This year was no different.

"The Council's Awards Program highlights the exceptional leadership and innovative thinking that distinguishes the Canadian P3 model as globally best-in-class," says CCPPP President and CEO Mark Romoff. "We are proud to honour this world class work and acknowledge and celebrate their success."

There are more than 240 P3 projects in Canada. These five projects rose to the level of distinction as the 2016 recipients of the CCPPP National Awards – honoured and acknowledged for demonstrating exceptional innovation and a standard of excellence in public-private partnerships.

The Gold Award for Infrastructure has been awarded to the New Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

The New Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital replaces a legacy hospital. It has the capacity for 457 inpatient beds and additional space to accommodate up to 602 beds in the future.

The Awards Panel took particular note of how the new hospital acted as a core economic stimulant as an "anchored tenant" for the Oakville region. Panelists were particularly impressed that community input led to the success of the project.

The Gold Medal Award for Financing has been awarded to the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project.

This project is vital to the completion of the Calgary Ring Road corridor and consists of new and existing infrastructure – approximately 31 kilometers of new 6 and 8 lane divided freeway including additional and auxiliary lanes. Fifteen kilometers of Priority New Infrastructure will be located on lands that were acquired from the Tsuut'ina Nation.

The Awards Panel noted this project involved unique brownfield, greenfield and complex financing which was its most innovative feature.

The Silver Award for Infrastructure has been awarded to The Meadows, Swift Current Long-Term Care Centre.

The Meadows replaces three aging facilities in the region adding beds for long term and palliative care. It significantly modernized the delivery of health services in southwest Saskatchewan.

The Awards Panel was impressed with the "human design" of the project – moving away from institutional facilities towards family design and the integration of inter-generational elements. Panelists also applauded the high level of local contractor and community involvement.

The Silver Award for Project Development has been awarded to the Women's College Hospital Redevelopment Project.

This new facility was built around specialized operating suites and clinical "neighbourhoods" that integrate treatment, research and education rather than traditional in-patient wards and patient rooms. It allows for more than a 70 per cent increase in patient visits.

The Awards Panel was impressed with the comprehensive community involvement in the module design.

The Silver Award for Service Delivery has been awarded to the Forensic Sciences and Coroners Complex in Ontario.

The development of the complex was in direct response to a judicial inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario which identified a need for updated and consolidated facilities. The 663 thousand square foot state of the art medico-legal building houses the Office of the Chief Coroner, the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, the Centre of Forensic Sciences and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management.

The Awards Panel noted that the public-private partnership model on this project motivated a superior level of service.

The CCPPP National Awards luncheon will be held on Monday, November 14th, 2016 immediately followed by a keynote address from Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank, at the 24th Annual CCPPP National Conference – INNOVATING OUR FUTURE at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto.

Visit the conference site for more program and registration details.

About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships: Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national, non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote smart, innovative and modern approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.

 

SOURCE Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

For further information: For media enquiries contact: Dave Trafford, Director, Communications & Media Relations, dtrafford@pppcouncil.ca, 416-861-0605 ext. 210

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