Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

March 08, 2012 18:02 ET

SCC Wins 2012 ROOPH Award

Shaw Conference Centre awarded for its outstanding contribution

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2012) - Recognized for its outstanding contribution to ending homelessness in Edmonton, the Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) was awarded the 2012 ROOPH Award - Partnerships for Success.

A founding partner of Homeless Connect - the SCC works diligently each year with municipal government, other community agencies, and hundreds of volunteers to address homelessness in Edmonton.

Hosting two Homeless Connect events each year the SCC contributes over $83,000 annually in facility services, including in-house event services contributions of over $20,000. Thousands of guests are fed at Homeless Connect through the SCC kitchen and for many of the centre's staff this is one way they can give back to their community.

"It truly is an honour to receive this award," says Cliff Higuchi, vice-president and general manager of the Shaw Conference Centre. "The Partnerships for Success award recognizes the centre's collaboration with community agencies, municipal government, Homeward Trust and hundreds of staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to make Homeless Connect a huge success each year."

SCC's involvement is an inspiration and the centre's contribution will continue to work towards the greater plan to end homelessness in Edmonton.

For more information on Homeless Connect visit www.homelessconnect.ca.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
    Renee Worrell
    Communications Manager, External Relations
    780.932.4865
    rworrell@edmonton.com