Submit your nominations for the 2023 CHRA National Awards by December 14, 2022!

Celebrating the Community Housing Sector

CHRA's National Awards honours the leaders and innovators of the community housing and homelessness sector. It is an opportunity to highlight the exceptional people and programs that go above and beyond to ensure a safe and affordable home for all. The National Awards draw attention to exceptional achievements of the community housing sector on a national stage. This is an opportunity to learn from the best in housing and community development and inspires positive change in the housing sector.

Membership value

 

  • Each year, CHRA members are given the opportunity to nominate their colleagues for an Award of Recognition
  • Awards are bestowed by peers during the awards ceremony at our National Congress on Housing and Homelessness.
  • Award recipients are featured in CHRA's Annual Report, Congress program, and CHRA's website
  • Award recipients receive a glass memento at the awards ceremony

We're accepting nominations for the 2023 Awards!

We need your help to recognize leaders and innovators in the community housing and homelessness sector! If you know of any CHRA members - individuals or organizations - deserving of the awards listed below, nominate them today!

Award Overview

Community Builder Award

Recognizes an individual, a business, or an organization that has had a major impact at the community level in promoting affordable housing and/or preventing and ending homelessness.

Sustainability Award

Recognizes an organization, business or partnership that has undertaken a program, a new build or retrofit project that advances sustainable development, resource conservation or community renewal.

Leadership Award

Recognizes an individual who has shown leadership in improving housing in Canada through program innovation, policy change, outreach and/or advocacy efforts.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizes an individual with years of service in the affordable housing sector in Canada.

Biannual Rooftops Canada International Service Award

Recognizes a CHRA member - an individual or an organization - that has actively supported Rooftops Canada's international development work. This biannual award is administered by Rooftops Canada. The next award will be announced in 2024.

A Member-Driven Process

Each year, national award recipients are nominated by CHRA members. Nominations are adjudicated by a volunteer Awards Committee that makes a recommendation to our Board of Directors. Recipients are notified in advance and the awards are presented at CHRA's National Congress on Housing and Homelessness. Nominators of unsuccessful nominations are notified beforehand and will are invited to resubmit a revised nomination the following year.

Learn more about the selection process and Award guidelines

Past Award Presentations

2022 Award Recipients

2021 Award Recipients

2020 Award Recipients

2019 Award Recipients

Questions?

Direct them to:
Julie McNamara, Event Manager
jmcnamara@chra-achru.ca
613-594-3007 ext 15