2013 Award of Recognition in Housing -
Ms. Marie-Lourdes Étienne
Action Housing presented its 6th Award of Recognition in Housing to Ms. Marie-Lourdes Étienne, one of the organisation’s longest serving employees, during its benefit event on December 5th 2013. This annual prize aims to highlight the exemplary practices of an individual or organisation in the fields of housing and homelessness. Upon accepting the award, Ms. Étienne delivered a moving acceptance speech to the event’s guests.
Ms. Étienne has dedicated over two decades to helping individuals in inadequate housing situations. Those who have had the pleasure of knowing her describe her as an exceptional person, passionate about her work, always ready to defend those in need, and a pillar of the community. She is particularly sensitive to the plight of the homeless and of victims of domestic violence, and she has been an advocate for those in need for many years. Marie-Lourdes is a never-ending source of inspiration for many community workers, and she has touched the hearts of many persons in need over the course of her career.
Action Housing wishes to thank Ms. Étienne for having dedicated herself fully to the cause of housing, and for having inspired so many individuals throughout her years working in the community.