Abraham, the prophet and friend of God, taught us hospitality, and we continue this legacy with our devotion to God and concern for one another.
The AF Hospitality Award is presented annually to an individual or group who has demonstrated the hospitality of Abraham.
2021 – Father Leo Coughlin
For sharing his inquiring mind and welcoming heart with everyone he meets
For modeling dignity, generosity and gracious living amid adversity
For his enduring commitment to the Common Good
2020 – Peterborough Youth Empowerment
which encourages young people towards civic engagement across economic and cultural divides, acknowledging our common humanity.
2019 – Youth Emergency Shelter
which offers food, shelter & counselling to youth in crisis, with compassion and respect.
2018 – The New Canadians Centre
for their work in helping new immigrants and refugees to settle in Peterborough.
2017 – Shawn Wilson, Freshco
for his generous donations of groceries to local service groups, fundraising dinners, & to support refugees.
2016 – The People of Peterborough
for their overwhelming support to local Muslims when the mosque was firebombed, and their sponsorship of many Syrian refugee families.
2015 – Casa Maria
for many years of welcoming & supporting refugees from various countries.
2014 – Joyce Barrett & John Hambley
for their work with social justice organizations.
2013 – St. John’s Anglican Church Saturday Lunch Program
for opening providing a free lunch every Saturday to anyone in need.