About the Award

Recognizing the people who have dedicated their careers and talents to Ontario’s non-profit housing sector. Representing some of our sector’s longest-standing contributors, these non-profit housing professionals and volunteers are retiring after 20 or more years of dedication.

2021 Winners


Bill Beaty
Vice President, Board of Directors
Birch Housing 
35+ Years of Service


Victor T. Buzak
Treasurer 
Trenton Ontario Branch 110 Legion Non-Profit Housing Inc. 
35 Years of Service


Ken Holder
Board Member 
Birch Housing 
45+ Years of Service

Andy Manahan 
Board Member 
Birch Housing
28 Years of Service

Selene Commerford
Director of Administration
Nepean Housing 
26 Years of Service


Rick Dumas
Facilities Maintenance Mechanic 
Marathon Municipal Non-profit Housing Corp
24 Years of Service


Hope Lee
CEO
Kawartha Lakes Housing Services
34 Years of Service

Sheerin Sheikh
President, Board of Directors 
Birch Housing 
45+ Years of Service