The Immigration Partnership hosts or co-hosts awards to recognize stakeholders who have made important contributions to the settling and community integration of immigrants and refugees in Waterloo Region. 

Newcomer Landlord Award

Waterloo Region has always welcomed immigrants and refugees. The Newcomer Landlord Award recognizes landlords that go above and beyond to provide innovative, flexible, caring and affordable housing solutions for recent immigrants and refugees in Waterloo Region. The award was founded in 2016 in response to an outpouring of support for Syrian refugees. The Award is presented as part of Waterloo Region's National Housing Day celebrations in November.

We are accepting nominations for the 2022 Waterloo Region Newcomer Landlord Award until September 16, 2022.  Please consider nominating a landlord that has gone the extra mile to provide affordable housing solutions for recent immigrants and refugees in Waterloo Region. Simply complete a brief nomination form at https://surveys.regionofwaterloo.ca/landlordaward2022.

If you are not able to submit your nomination form online, you can also access a Microsoft Word version of the nomination form here.

"This is Home" 

This is Home Poster

To celebrate the 2021 Newcomer Landlord Award, the Immigration Partnership, Compass Refugee Centre and Reception House Waterloo Region have created the "This is Home" video series featuring the journey of newcomers to find a home, as well as landlords who have helped create a caring community that supports immigrants. Visit our YouTube Channel to learn about the stories of Saul, Maria, Saada family and Khalifa family.

Read inspiring stories of previous Newcomer Landlord Award winners:

Watch some testimonials from the 2019 Newcomer Landlord Award winners and  learn how they have been helping recent immigrants and refugees find a home: Jake Benjamins, Vive Development and Frank and Marlene Hoekstra. Also learn how Reception House Waterloo Region and landlords work together to create housing solutions for immigrants and refugees here.

 

2019 Newcomer Landlord Award Winners

Contact Immigration Partnership if you are interested in providing housing solutions for recent immigrants and refugees in Waterloo Region.

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