Established in 2015, the Housing Provider of the Year Award recognizes a non-profit housing provider that has furthered the cause of affordable housing in BC and demonstrated achievement in one of three rotating themes:

  • Innovation
  • Inclusion and Equity
  • Resilience


This year’s award recognizes a non-profit housing provider that demonstrates resilience in the face of a major challenge to their operations or developments.


The organization must be a BCNPHA non-profit housing provider member in good standing, and applications will be scored in all of the following areas:

  • Has developed and implemented a strong and sustained response to an internal or external challenge.
  • Has ensured that its residents were supported through a challenge or crisis, and has engaged residents in meaningful ways through its crisis response.
  • Has developed and/or updated business continuity plans in light of their experiences sustaining services through a crisis.

The committee will notify the successful nominee by September 2024. 

Application Process

BCNPHA members who are non-profit housing providers are invited to complete the online form below. The BCNPHA Awards Committee will review the nominees on a rolling basis throughout the year and will contact the nominee for more information if eligibility for the award is met.

Deadline for applications is TBD 2024. If you require assistance completing the online application form below, or have any questions, please contact

1Organization Information
2Application Details
3Reference Information
  • Non-Profit Housing Provider Information

2023 Award Recipient: UNITI

Uniti embodies the spirit of resilience, having been dealt a difficult result but using it as an opportunity to bring the community together to advocate for their project, Harmony. Not only did UNITI galvanize widespread support for Harmony, they also empowered people with developmental disabilities to become community advocates – changing public perception in the process.


Previous Recipients

  • 2022 – Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness
  • 2021 – YWCA Metro Vancouver
  • 2020 – Nelson CARES Society
  • 2019 – Umbrella Society of Addictions and Mental Health
  • 2018 – Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre
  • 2017 – YWCA Metro Vancouver
  • 2016 – Society of Hope
  • 2015 – Society of Saint Vincent de Paul