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WINNIPEG — Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg has won a national award for its efforts to create more housing for aboriginals.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced today the Winnipeg agency has been chosen as the first recipient of its annual CMHC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Habitat for Humanity Aboriginal Housing.
"I would like to congratulate and thank Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg for its contribution to providing safe and affordable housing for Aboriginal Canadians," CMHC president Karen Kinsley said in a written statement.
Kinsley said the Aboriginal Housing Program was launched in 2007 through a partnership between CMHC and Habitat for Humanity. Since then, Habitat’s Winnipeg affiliate has completed 15 homes under the program.
"This is a remarkable feat, not only for all the hard work involved, but more importantly for all the families served," Kinsley said.
Habitat for Humanity Canada president and CEO Stewart Hardacre said the organization is proud of all the aboriginal projects its Canadian affiliates are working on.
"We’re especially proud to recognize the leadership role Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg has taken in building affordable housing in partnership with their Aboriginal community," he added.
The CMHC award was presented at Habitat for Humanity Canada’s national conference and awards gala being held in Burnaby, B.C.