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Recognizing amazing co-operators: Eileen Leishman, Karla Skoutajan and Loyalty Awards

Published June 23, 2021

We’re always grateful for the opportunity to thank and celebrate amazing co-operators at our Annual Meeting.

Here are the recipients of our 2021 awards:

Co-op Housing Champion Award: Eileen Leishman

Our Co-op Housing Champion Award celebrates a remarkable individual whose presence, efforts and community spirit have helped make their co-op and neighbourhood a better place to live.

This year’s recipient was Eileen Leishman, from Muriel Collins Housing Co-op in Toronto, ON.

Eileen has been deeply involved with the co-op since before it opened in 1994, helping to establish the co-op as a domestic-violence-free community. She is also known for organizing many fundraisers to support causes like the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Breast Cancer Month, and the Toronto Toy Drive.

We hope to profile Co-op Champion runners-up Christine Doyle (Stanley Knowles Housing Co-op) and Kathy Aubichon (Sarcee Meadows Housing Co-op) in the months ahead.

Honorary Lifetime Associate: Karla Skoutajan

This year’s Honorary Lifetime Associate was Karla Skoutajan. Her long career in the co-operative housing sector was capped off with her vital contribution as CHF Canada’s acting Executive Director.

Loyalty Awards

Our Loyalty Awards recognize members who are celebrating 20, 30, or 40 years of CHF Canada membership.  We are grateful for the long-term support of these members:

20 year Award Members

  • ABC – Dartmouth, NS
  • Amicae – Vancouver, BC
  • Collingwood Village – Collingwood, ON
  • Hunter Hill – Surrey, BC
  • Northern Way – Vancouver, BC
  • Isidore – St. Isidore, AB
  • Terra Nova – Richmond, BC
  • Westboro – Ottawa, ON

30 year award members

  • 55 Howard Park – Toronto, ON
  • Apple Blossom – Kentville, NS
  • Asgard Green – Kitchener, ON
  • Atahualpa – Toronto, ON
  • Briar Rose Estates – Edmonton, AB
  • Brierly – Antigonish, NS
  • Changemakers – Kitchener, ON
  • Chegoggin – Brampton, ON
  • Clintwood – Scarborough, ON
  • Cobblehill – Acton, ON
  • Commonwealth – St. Catharines, ON
  • Coopérative d’habitation Gabriel Ltée – Wellington, PEI
  • Cooperative d’habitation Voisins – Ottawa, ON
  • Crossroads – North Bay, ON
  • Forestwood – Mississauga, ON
  • Gneiss – North Bay, ON
  • Highland Homes – Cambridge, ON
  • Horizon – Sudbury, ON
  • Humberview – Toronto, ON
  • Interlake – Tuelon, MB
  • Kenfinch – Scarborough, ON
  • Lawlor Court – Oshawa, ON
  • Lorentchia – Antigonish, NS
  • Marigold – Whitby, ON
  • Mariposa – Oakville, ON
  • Meadowdale – St. Thomas, ON
  • Meadowgreen – St. Catharines, ON
  • Nelson – Burlington, ON
  • Orchard Grove – Scarborough, ON
  • Palace Place – Sudbury, ON
  • Peggy & Andrew Brewin – Toronto, ON
  • Pinafore Station – St. Thomas, ON
  • Port Colborne – Welland, ON
  • Regatta Place – St. Catharines, ON
  • Rockview Seniors – Sudbury, ON
  • Shriners Creek – Niagara Falls, ON
  • Sprucewoods – Kitchener, ON
  • Charles – Welland, ON
  • Stoneworth – Hamilton, ON
  • Terrace – Toronto, ON
  • Troy Village – Alymer, ON
  • Vesta – Sault Ste. Marie
  • Vineyard – Beamsville, ON
  • Waterloo Co-operative Residence – Waterloo, ON
  • West Scenic Acres – Calgary, AB
  • Whattlekainum – Burnaby, BC
  • William Peak – Pickering, ON
  • Windmill Line – Toronto, ON

40 year award members

  • Alberta 75 – Calgary, AB
  • Alexandra Park – Toronto, ON
  • Ashworth Square – Mississauga, ON
  • Briarview – Mississauga, ON
  • Burnhamwood – Mississauga, ON
  • Carpathia – Winnipeg, MB
  • Cavendish – Burlington, ON
  • Cedarbrook Park – Scarborough, ON
  • Church-Isabella – Toronto, ON
  • Daly – Ottawa, ON
  • Genesis – Mount Pearl, NFLD
  • Jubilee – Calgary, AB
  • Kinross Creek – Vancouver, BC
  • Kitsun – Vancouver, BC
  • Main-Gerrard – Toronto, ON
  • Marine Heights – Scarborough, ON
  • Neilson Creek – West Hill, ON
  • Norris Crescent – Toronto, ON
  • Stanley Knowles – Toronto, ON
  • Sunnyhill – Calgary, AB
  • The Manor, Vancouver, BC
  • R.A.C – Moncton, NB
  • Watershed – Vancouver, BC

Organizational support

  • Housing Alternatives, Saint John, NB – 40 years

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