Our members’ work has the power to change lives and build the foundation for strong, vibrant communities. As a sector, it’s important that we take time to recognize, celebrate and shine a spotlight on these success stories.

Help ensure that the outstanding work happening across our sector doesn’t go unnoticed. Consider nominating your own organization, another organization, or a sector colleague for an ONPHA Award.

What awards are available?

Awards for organizations

Award for Excellence

Recognizing a non-profit housing provider that responds to tenant and/or community needs with imagination and insight. These organizations go beyond their housing mandates to build strong tenant communities and partnerships, to house populations that have been poorly served, and to advocate and support new development. Sponsored by: Prentice, Yates and Clark Chartered Professional Accountants
Eligibility criteria | Download the nomination form

Innovation Award

Recognizing a non-profit housing provider that has developed an innovative response to a challenge facing their organization, community or tenants. These organizations demonstrate creativity, high-quality and innovation, demonstrating promising outcomes and serving as inspirations for other non-profit housing providers. Sponsored by: Enbridge Gas Distribution

Eligibility criteria | Download the nomination form

Awards for individuals

Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award

Recognizing an individual whose energy and vision has furthered the cause of non-profit housing in Ontario. These leaders have created a lasting legacy through significant contributions to their organizations, communities and the sector, while demonstrating vision, leadership, collaboration and commitment in their efforts to serve the needs of low-income individuals. Sponsored by: Yardi Canada Ltd.

Eligibility criteria | Download the nomination form

Lifetime of Service Award

Recognizing individuals who have dedicated their careers and talents to Ontario’s non-profit housing sector. These non-profit housing professionals and volunteers are retiring after 20 or more years of dedication in the sector. Sponsored by: Morneau Shepell and Green Shield Canada
Eligibility criteria | Download the nomination form

Tenant Achievement Award

Honouring up to four tenants or tenant groups who help make their non-profit housing communities better places to live. Sponsored by: Enbridge Gas Distribution

Eligibility criteria | Download the nomination form

2017 nominations now open!

ONPHA welcomes nominations from members across the sector, whether it be small or large providers, urban or rural, long-standing or emerging sector professionals, or tenants. You can nominate your own non-profit organization, another non-profit organization, or an individual or group.

Nomination deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5 p.m.

How do I nominate someone?

Click on the links above to review the eligibility criteria and to download the nomination forms. Submit your completed application before Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5 p.m. by:
  • Email: awards@onpha.org
  • Mail: ONPHA Awards, 400-489 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
  • Fax: 416-927-8401 (Attn: ONPHA Awards)
Need some inspiration?
Click to watch our videos featuring our winners from 2016 and other past years.

What happens after I submit my nomination?
Learn more about our selection and recognition process.

Contact us by email at awards@onpha.org, or by phone at 1-800-297-6660, ext. 128.