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 individuals

Lifetime of Service Award | Nomination deadline extended to Friday, September 1, 2017

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

Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award | 2017 nominations now closed

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.

Tenant Achievement Award | 2017 nominations now closed

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

Awards for organizations

Award for Excellence | 2017 nominations now closed

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

Innovation Award | 2017 nominations now closed

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

2017 nominations are now closed

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.

Winners are selected by the ONPHA Awards Committee, a panel of ONPHA member volunteers selected by our Board of Directors each year.

ONPHA's 2017 Award winners will be announced at the 2017 Conference and Trade Show, happening November 3-5 in Niagara Falls, so stay tuned!


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

View our past award winners