The Helen Pugliese Award is named after the founder of Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region. Each year it is awarded to an organization or individual who has demonstrated significant efforts to promote peace and harmony in our community.

We received word today from Helen’s daughter, that Helen passed away on June 7, 2020. Everyone at CJA Durham offers our sincere condolences to Helen’s family and close friends. She was an inspirational woman and a leader in the field of Victim’s Rights and Victim-Offender Reconciliation.


Past Winners

  • Adrian James
  • Albert Putsey
  • Andrew Lewis
  • Doug Porter
  • Christy Conte
  • Durham Youth Housing
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Helaney Hauw Don Beer Arena
  • Helen Pugliese
  • Joanne’s House (Salvation Thrift Store Whitby)
  • Kam Lovel
  • Karen Mason
  • Mary Anne Rice
  • Richard Lewis
  • Roy and Darlene Owens
  • St. Vincent Palloitis Kitchen