The Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations is proud to provide the CFAA National Rental Housing Awards Program. The CFAA National Awards program recognizes excellence and notable achievements of Rental Housing Providers, Rental Housing Suppliers and Apartment Associations.

To apply, click on the link below the category.

Before beginning your application, please be sure to consult our Awards Brochure. It contains important information about the application process, as well as specific criteria for your chosen award.

Deadline to submit completed awards applications is Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 11:59 pm PDT.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 613-235-0101 or at awards@cfaa-fcapi.org.

CFAA Awards Program 2022 Categories

The Rental Housing Provider of the Year award recognizes a rental housing provider who or which has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the rental housing industry through an action, exceptional practice or a dedicated initiative. The award is open to companies or individual landlords of all sizes. Eligible applications could include an effort that has improved the standard of practice in the industry, strengthened or contributed to the community, reduced environmental impacts, or another exceptional achievement. Applications will be judged based on how impactful and innovative the achievement was. This award is open to many types of achievements which have taken place between January 2021 and December 2021.

The CFAA Suppliers Council Member of the Year award recognizes a rental housing supplier who or which has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the rental housing industry through an action, exceptional practice or a dedicated initiative. Eligible applications include an effort that has improved the standard of practice in the industry, strengthened or contributed to the community, reduced environmental impacts, or other exceptional achievement. This award is open to many types of achievements which have taken place between January 2021 and December 2021.

Note: This award is only open to members of CFAA’s Suppliers Council. For more information on becoming a member, click here.

The New Product or Service of the Year award recognizes a rental housing supplier (who is a member of CFAA Suppliers Council) who has launched an innovative product or service of great usefulness to rental housing providers.

The award will be judged on the degree of innovation, the ease of installation and use, and the value of the product or service to rental housing providers. The product or service must have been launched between January 2021 and December 2021.

Note: This award is only open to members of CFAA’s Suppliers Council. For more information on becoming a member, click here.

The Marketing Program Excellence of the Year award recognizes a rental housing provider which has demonstrated exceptional excellence and vision in a marketing campaign or effort in the rental housing industry. The marketing program must have exceeded expectations and been completed between January 2021 and December 2021. Applications will be judged on creativity, innovation, and exceptional results (either based on benchmarks, or exceptional success).

The Off-Site Employee of the Year award recognizes an individual employee nominated by their employer who has demonstrated excellence and professionalism in the rental housing industry. The person has gone well above and beyond their job description and ordinary expectations between January 2021 and December 2021. The person may have solved a long-standing problem seen to be intractable, or handled one or more difficult issues with great skill and tact. The person may work out of a regional or head-office in internal services, such as HR, administration, marketing, and other services.

The On-Site Employee of the Year award recognizes an individual employee nominated by their employer who has demonstrated excellence and professionalism in the rental housing industry. The person has gone well above and beyond their job description and ordinary expectations between January 2021 and December 2021. The person may have solved a long-standing problem seen to be intractable, or handled one or more difficult issues with great skill and tact. The person may be a resident manager, or work in rental operations, maintenance, cleaning or other building functions on-site.

The Property Manager of the Year award recognizes a property manager nominated by their employer who has demonstrated excellence and professionalism in the rental housing industry. The person has gone well above and beyond their job description and ordinary expectations between January 2021 and December 2021. The person may have solved a long-standing problem seen to be intractable, or handled one or more difficult issues with great skill and tact.

The Renovation of the Year award recognizes a company which has achieved excellence in the renovation of an existing rental housing building or a building being converted into a rental building. This award will be judged on the overall creativity, value for money and functionality of the renovated building. The project must have been completed between January 2021 and December 2021. The post-renovation building must be classified as a traditional or student rental building, and not as a nursing home or retirement residence.

The Rental Development of the Year award recognizes a company which has achieved excellence in the development of a new rental housing project. This award will be judged on the overall creativity and suite design, curb appeal, amenities, environmental quality, efficient use of space and functionality of the floor plan. The full project or project phase applied for must have been completed between January 2021 and December 2021, and must be classified as a traditional or student rental building, rather than a retirement residence or care facility.

The Association Achievement of the Year award recognizes an apartment association which has successfully launched an innovative campaign or initiative of great usefulness to rental housing providers. The initiative or campaign may be proactive or reactive. It could include defeating a proposed government program which would have had a significant negative impact on rental housing providers.