Nov 25, 2005

TORONTO – Community Living Campbellford/Brighton was the joint recipient of the $20,000 William H. Donner Award for Excellence presented today at the annual Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services (Donner Awards). A total of $70,000 in awards was presented in Toronto at an event attended by The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Community Living Campbellford/Brighton shared the Award for Excellence with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada—Calgary Chapter. Community Living Campbellford/Brighton also shared the $5,000 Donner Canadian Foundation Award for Excellence in Services for People with Disabilities with the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Community Living Campbellford/Brighton, of Campbellford, Ontario was founded in 1960 by a parent who believed her daughter’s disability should not preclude her from full participation in her community. The organization was recognized for its Family Home program, which offers a community-based alternative to high-cost, segregated housing models such as group homes and other institutional settings.

Administered by The Fraser Institute on behalf of the Donner Canadian Foundation, the Donner Awards were established in 1998 to recognize and encourage best practices in non-profit management and to increase public confidence and support for Canada’s non-profit sector.

Ten organizations shared $45,000 in category awards. The award recipients were selected based on a ranking of their performance in ten key areas, including management and governance, the use of staff and volunteers, innovation, program cost, and outcome monitoring. In addition, the $5000 Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Management is presented to a non-profit organization with a consistent record of excellence and innovation in management and service delivery.

This year, 842 applications were received from 652 different organizations, from 317 different communities in all 10 provinces and 2 territories. With total revenues of $1.4 billion, these organizations enlisted the help of 20,962 FTE (full-time equivalent) staff and 52,883 FTE volunteers to deliver 107 million hours of programming to over 2.6 million clients last year.