Established in 2016, the Affordable Housing Champion Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made a transformative contribution to affordable housing.

This year’s award is sponsored by


To recognizes an individual or organization that has made a transformative contribution to the affordable housing sector.


The nominee:

  • may be a person or organization
  • may be external from BCNPHA
  • may be outside of the non-profit housing sector
  • must have significantly contributed to affordable housing in BC
  • may be a BCNPHA Associate Member

Award Criteria

The nominee must:

  • demonstrate commitment and serve as a role model
  • be an advocate, ambassador and/or champion of affordable housing
  • have taken actions and shown transformative change in affordable housing, including policy and advocacy with tangible results
  • have strongly advocated on behalf of the non-profit housing sector
  • have taken initiative and displayed leadership
  • have a new way in develop unique solutions to problems in the province/region
  • passionately promote the principles of the affordable housing sector
  • have attempted to achieves sustainable solutions to affordable housing challenges

Nomination Process

The BCNPHA Awards Committee will be responsible to nominate individuals or organizations for this award and decide who receives this award.

2020 Award Recipient: Dr. Bonnie Henry

Dr. Bonnie Henry was appointed as Provincial Health Officer for the Province of BC in 2018. As BC’s most senior public health official, Dr. Henry is responsible for monitoring the health of all British Columbians and undertaking measures for disease prevention and control and health protection. Most recently, Dr. Henry has led the province’s response on the COVID-19 pandemic and drug overdose emergency.

Dr. Henry has not only helped us navigate an unprecedented public health care crisis but she also a strong advocate for a closer alignment between health and housing policies.

Previous Recipients