May 25, 2020 06:00 ET
| Source: Habitat for Humanity Canada
TORONTO, May 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At Habitat Canada’s annual common meeting, held almost on May 22, Habitat Canada celebrated the achievements of local Habitats right via its national award announcements. Ten local Habitats were recognized for their 2019 accomplishments as became Habitat Regina board member Gail Lefebvre, who obtained the prestigious Kenneth J.
Meinert Leadership Award. “I’d like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s awards,” mentioned Julia Deans, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. “These awards showcase the amazing work of local Habitats across Canada to further our undertaking by way of offering families with a decent and low cost place to call home.” This year’s awards and award winners were the following: – One Habitat award for integrating of all the things Habitat does – communications, operations, governance – to serve more families in Canada and around the world. Winner: Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario, which helped to craft a Housing Stability Action Plan for London, Ontario, and encourages change globally by highlighting worldwide builds in their per month newsletters, assisting their local university’s Global Village builds and protecting international fundraising events.- Kenneth J.
Meinert Leadership Award, honouring americans who, via high-quality leadership, have considerably advanced the assignment of Habitat for Humanity in Canada. Winner: Gail Lefebvre. A mighty and committed leader, Gail first started out volunteering thru aiding build with Habitat for Humanity Regina. Since then, she has become a Global Village team leader, volunteering on builds around the global.
A board member with Habitat Regina considering that 2018, she turned into vice-chair in 2019 and keeps volunteering her time creation Habitat houses.
Gail is a champion and leader of Habitat for Humanity in the neighborhood, nationally and internationally.- Housing Innovation award for serving more families via making use of new, more advantageous and creative comparatively cheap production technologies, adapting loan models and creating fundraising avenues. Winners: Habitat for Humanity Québec, for taking part on designing and development an energy-efficient ecological home.Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North outfitted 400% more houses than in 2018, convalescing energy performance in the houses they outfitted and increasing volunteer means for builds.- Optimizing Performance award for locating new ways to movement Habitat’s project forward to serve more families. Winners: Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region scaled up its corporate procurement program, resulting in new product donations locally and nationally.Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North better income tracking and reporting with a new point of sale device, as smartly as a new online page and donor control device.- Mobilized Leadership award for going above and beyond to foster a culture of leadership, inspiring leaders at every point of their association. Winners: Habitat for Humanity Fredericton supported the on-boarding of new leaders in Atlantic Canada, hosted seven Habitat Global Village builds and tied for largest percentage sales growth in 2019 among Habitat ReStores in Canada.Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa doubled its build means and contributions to foreign builds and also engaged local Global Village volunteers to increase over $650,000.- Epic Engagement award for inspiring their network to assist Habitat’s undertaking while significantly raising awareness of Habitat for Humanity. Winners: Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa reinvigorated its Women Build Program to celebrate their 25th anniversary, exceeding their fundraising aims and increasing network and volunteer engagement.Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s holiday-themed event, the Gingerbread Showcase, attracted 50,000 visitors and raised over $102,000.- Sustainable Funding award for effectively pursuing new revenue streams and innovating to ensure growth in this vital area. Winners: Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex partnered with local businesses to bring back to life a sustainable furniture bank to advantage two under-served populations – refugees and individuals experiencing homelessness.Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador moved their Habitat ReStore to a new area and implemented new era adding a aspect of sale system and online booking equipment for volunteers, increasing earnings which help fund operations and homebuilding efforts.For a complete description of both award and award winner, please visit habitat.ca/national-awards. About Habitat for Humanity Canada Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national charitable association working closer to a international where everybody has a decent and cheap place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings groups in combination to help families build strength, stability and independence thru low priced homeownership. With the aid of volunteers, Habitat householders and 53 local Habitats working in both province and territory, we provide a cast basis for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the global.
Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which changed into dependent in 1976 and has grown to turn into a top-rated global nonprofit operating in more than 70 countries. For more information, please stopover at www.habitat.ca. For more information: Sarah Austin Director, Communications Habitat for Humanity CanadaE: (437) 241-6974
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