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CHRA thanks Yardi Canada for sponsoring its 2021 National Awards Ceremonies.

Leadership Award

This award recognizes individuals who have significantly influenced or championed one or more of CHRA’s four pillars with systemic or national results.

Focus: influence on provincial, national or international programs, policies or public profile.

Eligibility Criteria: The nominee;

  • Is an individual
  • Has affected significant change on a foundational level through policy change and/or advocacy efforts,
  • Has initiated programs, designs, or methods that have seen wide-spread replication across Canada, beyond the local community
  • Is an ambassador or champion for the sector through media or public outreach, and
  • May or may not be a member of CHRA

Nomination and Selection Process

  • Nominations must come from CHRA members in good standing, either individuals or organizations.
  • A nomination consists of a completed nomination form, a nomination letter of approximately 500-750 words and a minimum of one short letter of support.
  • The CHRA Awards Committee selects and recommends award recipients to the CHRA Board of Directors for final decision. The Awards Committee may add to the list of nominees.
  • A non-selected nomination may be re-submitted in a subsequent year.
  • Awards are presented at the awards luncheon held during the National Congress on Housing and Homelessness.
  • For selected recipients, CHRA will request, in February/March, archival photos, newspaper clippings, etc. for compiling a short promotional video for use in the awards presentation.

Award Guidelines

The nomination and presentation of CHRA awards will be guided by the following terms:

  1. Nominations must come from CHRA members in good standing, either individuals or organizations.
  2. For four of the CHRA awards – the Community Builder, the Sustainability Award, the CHRA-Rooftops International Service Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award – the nominee must be a CHRA member in good standing.
  3. CHRA is not obliged to present each award annually if insufficient nominations are received or those received do not adequately meet the award criteria. Upon internal review, nominees may be transferred into a different, more appropriate award category.
  4. A nomination consists of a completed nomination form, a nomination letter of approximately 500-750 words and a minimum of one letter of support.
  5. The deadline date is January 18, 2021. The Awards Committee may extend this deadline by one or two weeks to promote further submissions. CHRA members currently sitting as an elected officer of the Board of Directors or currently participating in the Awards Committee are not eligible for receipt of a CHRA award although they may act as nominator or supporter. Board members and Awards Committee members should abstain from voting on any awards where they were the nominator, wrote a letter of support or have a conflict of interest. A conflict of interest would occur if the Board member works at the same organization as a nominee, works with a nominee, or could occur for any other reason determined by the Board member.
  6. A non-selected nomination may be re-submitted in a subsequent year by the nominator, revising the submission as needed.
  7. The CHRA Awards Committee selects and recommends award recipients to the CHRA Board of Directors for final decision. The Awards Committee selects the CHRA award winners through a consensus process, aided by an evaluation matrix. The CHRA-Rooftops International Service Award is an exception, administered by Rooftops Canada/Abri International.
  8. Award recipients will be presented with their memento by the CHRA President or designate during the awards luncheon at CHRA's National Congress on Housing and Homelessness. The ticket for the award winner and guest(s) attendance at the awards luncheon is complimentary.
  9. If an award recipient is unable to attend the awards luncheon at CHRA's National Congress on Housing and Homelessness National Congress, an alternate presentation opportunity will be considered. Otherwise their award will be mailed to them.

Past Recipients

The CHRA Leadership Award replaced the CMHC Award which recognized an individual for their significant contribution to meeting CHRA's housing objectives and in particular to promoting social housing and/or community renewal.

1988 Bob Hale, Gerry Duffy and George Cook

1989 Jack Brown

1990 NO AWARD

1991 NO AWARD

1992 Rod Manchee

1993 Peter Smith and Peter Burns

1994 Denise LeBlond

1995 Jennifer Foster

1996 Bill Clarkin (posthumously)

1997 Claude Roy and Richard Peddie

1998 Bob Yamashita

1999 Martin E. Wexler and Grant Wanzel

2000 Joanne Campbell

2001 David Bruce

2002 Judy Forrest

2003 Rob Cressman

2004 Robin Campbell

2005 Bob Cohen

2006 Derek Ballantyne

2007 Joe McLean

2008 Debbie Kraus

2009 Roger Maloney

2010 Myrtha Laflamme

2011 Danielle Juteau

2012 Jim O’Dea

2013 Len Simms

2014 Steve Pomeroy

2015 Bruce Pearce

2016 François Saillant

2017 Gary Gould

2018 Alexandra Wilson

2019 Lynn Carson

2020 Leilani Farha

Questions?

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