CFAA Awards Program is still on

As the CFAA Awards Program is conducted completely online, it will continue for 2020, despite COVID-19 concerns.

However, we understand that many people are working from home, and may not have access to all the files they need to complete their applications. As a result, we are extending the deadline for applications to Monday, May 4.

Additionally, as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, this year’s Rental Housing Awards WILL NOT include an Awards Dinner. Winners will still be acknowledged on CFAA’s communications, website and Twitter, and will still receive a trophy.

We are looking into ways to do a live announcement of the finalists and winners, so that contestants could experience some of the anticipation of a live event. A final decision on that will be made soon, and communicated to you.

For anyone who wishes to apply this year, but does not expect to be able to have their application ready by May 4 due to COVID-19 related issues (low staffing, no access to materials due to the office being closed, etc), please let us know ASAP.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and will adjust as needed. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at


Please follow the steps below to help you with the application process.

  1. Read over the CFAA Awards Brochure for 2020.
  2. Confirm your eligibility using the Eligibility Self-Assessment.
  3. Create an account on CFAA’s new website (if not already done).
  4. Prepare your answers ahead of time in a separate word processing document. Have any documents and/or photos prepared and on hand to be uploaded.
  5. Fill out your application.


For Rental Housing Providers
  • Property Manager of the Year
  • Off-Site Employee of the Year
  • On-Site Employee of the Year
  • Rental Housing Provider of the Year
  • Marketing Program Excellence of the Year
  • Renovation of the Year
  • Rental Development of the Year
For Rental Housing Suppliers
  • New Product or Service of the Year
  • Suppliers Council Member of the Year

You are invited to apply if you are:

  • a CFAA Suppliers Council member,
  • a CFAA direct landlord member,
  • a landlord affiliate member (a landlord member of one of CFAA’s 11 member associations), or
  • a CFAA member who has won a related award from a CFAA member association where there is a similar category.

If you are interested in becoming a member, or are unsure as to your membership status, please contact us at 613-235-0101 or

As always, we appreciate your feedback at to help us serve you better!

Looking for something to do that allows you to practice social distancing? Become an Awards judge!

Each award category is assigned a panel of volunteer experts, who will judge the submissions. These judges will be cleared of any conflicts of interest in the category they judge.

All awards submissions will be sent to judges online, and judges will meet through CFAA’s conference line. This role will not require any face-to-face contact.

If you are interested in becoming a judge for the 2020 Awards, please email