The Roger Inman Memorial Award

The Roger Inman Memorial Award

This award is given annually in recognition of a project that has made a significant contribution to the economic development of the community. CCEC is committed to keeping our money and resources working in our community by actively supporting and promoting the development of strong, successful community businesses, projects and organizations.


2019 Applications are now being accepted. Click here for the application.  If you have any questions, please contact Joanne

2018 Winner!


MEMBERS VOTED at the AGM on whom they feel are most deserving of the recognition and $1,000 cash prize.   Our 2018 recipient for the Award is Sanctuary Health.  Congratulations!  

Sanctuary Health is the recipient of the $1,000 cash award from the Roger Inman Trust account and our runner-ups each receive recognition from CCEC and you, our members, by receiving $250.  


“Thank you to CCEC for recognising Sanctuary Health for the Roger Inman Memorial Award. The award will directly support important, yet often ignored, members of our community struggling in solidarity against an unjust system."  Sanctuary Health, 2018 Roger Inman Memorial Award recipient

Runners up say: 

"The Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks are very appreciative for receiving recognition through the Roger Inman Award  which allows us to continue our work in supporting food equity and dignified food justice for all our community residents."  Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks

"Being supported by community partners allows us to continue a decades-long struggle for justice. Community support means building up our organizing skills, creating crafty protest, inventing new ways of changing the system. Pressure, people power, and persistent belief in a better, more just society, will make the change. Thanks to CCEC for helping us do that."  Raise the Rates 

We hope that all our members at the AGM learned more about a few of our members doing great work in the community.  Be sure to find out more.


The Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (VNFN)  is a grassroots community group . We work towards ensuring that we all have dignified access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food. We provide community kitchens and meals, food baskets, bulk-buying and other food and garden programs.  We serve vulnerable populations, immigrants, newcomers and refugees.


Sanctuary Health is a grassroots community group. We deploy direct action, movement-building, community-engagement, and direct support strategies to advocate for access to services for all regardless of immigration status or documentation. We are committed to building cross-sectoral alliances of mutual support to advance the migrant-justice movement on unceded Coast Salish territories.


Raise the Rates works to end poverty and homelessness in BC.  We mobilize people in poverty to join us in direct action, creative campaigns like the Poverty Olympics 2010 and awareness-raising events like the annual Welfare Food Challenge.  It will be justice and not charity that will end poverty.  We know (and demand) for  raising income and disability assistance, minimum wage, building more social housing and implementing a better childcare plan.  This will lift up everyone in BC.


2017 Winner(s):

There was a tie!    Vancouver Co-op Radio for its' Each for All Program shared the award with Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. 

Past Winners include: 

2018:  Sanctuary Health
2017: Vancouver Co-op Radio for its' Each for All Program shared the award with Girls Rock Camp Vancouver.
2016:  Joint Effort
2015:  No One is Illegal
2014:  Groundswell Grassroots Economic Society
2013: Red Fox Healthy Living Society
2012:  Girls Rock Camp Vancouver

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