Peel Living Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Region of Peel's Non-Profit Housing Company Receives ONPHA Going Green Award

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 housing sector.

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.

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

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 (Brockville)
  • 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
Phone: 647-828-8081

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