Each year – as part of the National Housing Day celebrations in November, HHUG has the privilege of presenting the Housing Awards to individuals, groups or agencies who demonstrate excellence.
Recognizing the changing nature of our sector, a few of the award criteria have been updated to reflect the work being done by individuals and organizations supporting people experiencing homelessness.
The Colin Plant Outstanding Volunteer Housing Champion – An individual or group who, through volunteer work, has significantly increased the community’s awareness of affordable housing issues and/or has measurably contributed to the creation of new affordable housing or to the sustainability of existing stock within Waterloo Region.
Lynn Macaulay Outstanding Housing Educator- An individual or group who has demonstrated exceptional commitment, passion and innovation in increasing awareness and educating the community about affordable housing issues and/or homeless issues within Waterloo Region.
This award is named in honour of Lynn Macaulay, who worked with enthusiasm and tireless commitment to end homelessness, increase access to affordable housing and reduce poverty. Lynn inspired others into action through her infectious passion, enthusiasm, and optimism.
Sybil Frenette Outstanding Housing Creator – An individual or group who has measurably contributed to the creation of new affordable housing or to the sustainability of existing stock within Waterloo Region. This award is named in honour of Sybil Frenette, whose visionary leadership has inspired many to make the building of affordable housing a priority within Waterloo Region.
Christine Wilson Outstanding Housing Community Worker – An individual or group who has demonstrated exceptional commitment, dedication and ability in assisting individuals or households to access or maintain adequate and affordable rental housing. This award is named in honour of Christine Wilson whose passion and commitment to low income tenants has created a lasting legacy in Waterloo Region.
Outstanding Housing Community Leader- An individual or group of tenant(s)/member(s) who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, commitment and dedication to improving the quality of life and/or reducing social isolation of residents within their housing community.
2020 Housing Awards Call for Nomination form is available here