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

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