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House of Friendship presented with governance award

HOF was presented with the Manulife Governance Excellence Award
HOF governance award
Photo credit: Capacity Canada

House of Friendship has won the Manulife Governance Excellence Award.

The award recognizes outstanding board governance work in the local charitable non-profit sector.

The award, which is judged and sponsored by Capacity Canada, comes with a $5,000 prize.

Thursday night's award presentation also kicked off Capacity Canada’s Manulife Board Governance BootCamp.

It takes place until Saturday at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre in Kitchener.

"It's been exciting to watch how seriously the board has taken their role and initiated a lot of new things," House of Friendship CEO, John Neufeld, said in a release.

"It's really helped us move board governance along." he added.

Each year, House of Friendship assists over 40,000 people gain access to food, shelter, community resources, as well as addiction treatment.

"Proper board governance is vital to keep non-profit organizations on a solid path when it comes to efficiency and transparency," said Capacity Canada CEO, Cathy Brothers. 

"And the teams from House of Friendship have demonstrated their commitment to this by attending our Manulife Board Governance BootCamps the last two years. We're thrilled more of their leaders have returned again this year."


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