The Pillar Community Innovation Awards brought together over 750 members of the community on Tuesday night to celebrate the local leaders who are driving innovation and change in London.
Four awards are given every year in the categories of Community Innovation, Community Leadership, Community Impact and Community Collaboration.
Each award recognizes the non-profits, charities, and individuals who work every day to make our community brighter.
TechAlliance celebrated with our staff member Greg Picken on Tuesday as his community initiative, Project Play, was honoured with the first award of the evening in Community Innovation.
“We were honoured just to be nominated,” said Picken. “We were in incredible company as a finalist. All of the nominees across all four categories have had tremendous impact in our community and we were thrilled to celebrate with all of them.”
Project Play is an annual community gaming day that raises funds for organizations that provide supports and services to children in the community. Specifically, funds raised purchase gaming bundles that enrich the lives of children in resource centres, crisis centres, shelters and more.
“Our staff at TechAlliance are truly committed to this community. They are a creative and innovative team and I see that every day in the office,” said Marilyn Sinclair, President & CEO of TechAlliance. “I am thrilled to see a member of our staff recognized in the community for taking that creativity and innovation and creating a direct and positive impact in the city.”
The 2013 Pillar Community Innovation Award recipients are:
Community INNOVATION Award
Community LEADERSHIP Award
Kate Ballagh Steeper
Community IMPACT Award
Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration
Community COLLABORATION Award
Meals on Wheels London and Youth Opportunities Unlimited