Arthur R. Smith’s legacy was celebrated at the annual Arthur R. Smith Awards (Awards) luncheon held, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the MacDougall Centre, Sisika Room. The awards, which include a cash reward, were presented to a front-line employee, a front-line team and a volunteer who were nominated by peers and members of the public and adjudicated by members of the Board of Directors of CHF. The recipients exemplify excellence in providing housing with support to those at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Calgary and are made possible through the generous support of Mr. James Stanford.
The Awards, presented by Mrs. Betty Ann Smith, the wife of the late Arthur R. Smith and Diana Krecsy, President and CEO of CHF. The 2014 Award recipients for excellence in ending homelessness are:
- The Infinity Project Team, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary: Outstanding Team Award. The Infinity Project Team wraps the necessary supports around youth experiencing homelessness to ensure they have access to housing with the foundational supports they need to retain it.
- Gabriel Chen: Front-line Employee Award. A lawyer with Calgary Legal Guidance, Mr Chen has championed the case for housing stability of at-risk clients throughout the system of care including the justice system.
- Sharon Robertson: Volunteer Award, The Alex – Pathways. For over four years, Sharon has shared her deep compassion and inspiration to support clients in the Alex’s Pathways to Housing Program.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Arthur R. Smith Awards.
To read more about the awards, click HERE.