Housing Provider of the Year Award


2017 Award Recipient: YWCA Metro Vancouver

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BCNPHA is proud to have launched the Housing Provider of the Year Award in 2015, which recognizes an innovative non-profit housing provider that responds to an environmental, operational or community challenge.

Nominations for this award closed on September 28.

This award is generously sponsored by:


2017 Award Recipient: YWCA Metro Vancouver

YWCA Metro Vancouver provides safe, affordable housing for low-income single mothers and their families. Without this, single mothers and their children are unable to break free from the cycle of poverty. They have a long history of developing innovative housing. They were the first in Canada, to offer second stage transition housing for women and their children fleeing abusive relationships and transitional housing for pregnant and parenting women, overcoming substance abuse. Partnerships with municipalities and private developers have allowed them to develop housing in unlikely places such as above a library, above a fire hall and within private residential buildings.


The nominated organization must be a BCNPHA member (housing provider) and will be considered on the following areas:

• Offers services that go beyond housing and/or work to prevent and end homelessness locally. Houses people who have been poorly served by other approaches to housing.
• Successfully advocates for the development of new non-profit housing.
• Builds a strong tenant community and community partnerships.
• Has a strong, positive, motivational impact on their staff.
• Develops new ways to manage more effectively or efficiently.
• Demonstrates originality and innovation.
• Demonstrate creativity, quality, and innovation within the context of BC’s non-profit housing sector.
• Has evidence of the impact the initiative has had on individuals, the community, the environment and/or the organization.
• Has created, individually or in partnership, a unique program or service response to a challenge facing the society or its tenants, community or physical environment.
• Has implemented a program or service response that can serve as a model for other non-profit housing providers.

Previous Recipients:

2017 YWCA Metro Vancouver, Vancouver

2016 Society of Hope, Kelowna

2015 Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Victoria


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