Winnipeg, MB – July 3, 2012 – The Honourable Vic Toews, Regional Minister for Manitoba and Member of Parliament for Provencher, today presented the Diamond Jubilee medal to Floyd Perras, executive director of Siloam Mission.
“Floyd Perras’ service to Siloam Mission throughout a variety of roles, as a volunteer, member of the Board of Directors and most recently executive director, has advanced the programs and services of this vital Winnipeg organization,” said Minister Toews.
“Floyd has enhanced the lives of countless patrons of Siloam Mission and has encouraged growth and development in Winnipeg’s core. I am very happy to be able to recognize his contributions.”
Floyd Perras has a long-standing relationship with Siloam. He was a volunteer with a core group of people that helped start Siloam Mission from 1987 to 1989. He served on the Board of Directors from 2006 to 2009, and became Siloam Mission’s executive director in March 2010.
Since then, Perras has helped Siloam Mission establish a firm vision for housing and job creation in Winnipeg’s inner city to help those who are homeless transition from the streets into a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Under his leadership, Siloam Mission launched Vision 500 in 2012 — a vision to create 500 homes and 500 jobs in the next five years. The Madison Lodge supportive housing project is the first step in that vision.
2012 marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark this historic event and honour the significant contributions and achievements of Canadians.
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Office of Minister Vic Toews