Ottawa Area Non-Profit Receives ONPHA Award for Excellence
TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - Options Bytown was recognized on October 28th for their pursuit of
excellence in non-profit housing by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing
The ONPHA Award for Excellence is part of ONPHA's annual awards program
recognizing leadership and celebrating success in Ontario's non-profit
housing sector. Made possible through the generous sponsorship of Prentice Yates & Clark, this annual award recognizes a non-profit housing provider that
responds to community and tenant need with imagination and insight.
"Options Bytown exemplifies the power of community partnership," says
Sylvia Patterson, ONPHA President. "Their innovative model of housing
and supports, coupled with their focus on strategic community
partnerships, means that more people in Ottawa are able to maintain
their housing and build better lives. Options Bytown has emerged as a
leader in our sector and we are pleased to recognize their work."
More information about Options Bytown is available at www.optionsbytown.com
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: The Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award - Sponsored by Yardi Systems Inc.
Winner: Don McBain, Executive Director, Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services
Category: The ONPHA Going Green Award- Sponsored by GLOBE
Winner: Peel Living (the Region of Peel)
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)
SOURCE Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA)
For further information:
Rhona Duncan, Communications Manager