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Congratulations ROOPH Award Winners

On Thursday, March 13, government, community and business leaders gathered to celebrate Homeward Trust Edmonton’s annual Recognizing Outstanding Organizations and People in Housing (ROOPH) Awards.

In a room of 300, five award categories recognized excellence and dedication to creating affordable housing, ending homelessness and related services.

The 2014 ROOPH Award Winners:

Larry Shaben Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Housing Sector

Stephen Mandel, Former Mayor, City of Edmonton
In the face of increasing homelessness, Stephen Mandel established the Edmonton Committee to End Homelessness.

In 2009, Under Mayor Mandel’s leadership, city council unanimously adopted A Place to Call Home – Edmonton’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.

Excellence in Building Design

Capital Region Housing Corporation – Parkdale Residential

Capital Region Housing Corporation is the largest provider of social and affordable housing in the Edmonton area managing over 4500 social housing rental units and over 600 affordable housing rental units.

The Parkdale Residential is a six story apartment building in the mature neighbourhood of Parkdale and contains 66 units.

Exceptional Volunteerism in the Housing Sector

Miles Kohan and Annu Kaul

Miles Kohan and Annu Kaul have taken it upon themselves to try to make a difference for Edmonton’s homeless. For the past four years they have hosted a major fundraising event in their home.

To date, these events have raised over two hundred thousand dollars.

Partnerships for Success

Linda Hut, City Hall School – City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Public School Board

In her partnership with the Mustard Seed, Linda has created a way for students to demonstrate social action as they raise money for their sandwich activities as well as other projects to help those served by inner city agencies.

Linda is sincerely committed to bring the issues around housing to student, teachers, parents and into the communities of Edmonton.

Outstanding Service for the Aboriginal Community

Colleen Mustus, Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

Colleen has brought the education and practice of Culture and Spirituality to positively impact growth and stability for participants in the Nikihk Aboriginal Housing First Program.

Colleen has built ongoing partnerships to assist clients with the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and Indian Residential School Settlement in partnership with Elders, native Counseling Services and many other organizations.

View photos from the event…

Thank you ROOPH sponsors!

Edmonton Homeless Commission, REALTORS Association of Edmonton, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Capital Region Housing and Social Solutions.


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