Timothy Murphy was appointed as Chair of the Toronto Community Housing Board of Directors on May 15, 2019 for a two-year term. Timothy brings a broad range of experience to Toronto Community Housing: he is an executive partner at major law firm McMillan LLP, a director of Morguard Corporation, a publicly traded residential real estate company, and an expert in bringing the public and private sectors together to deliver public assets and services. He is also a former Member of Provincial Parliament for Ontario and former Chief of Staff in the office of Prime Minister Paul Martin. Timothy is the author/editor of Construction Law in Canada and recently published a textbook on Public-Private Partnerships.
Brian F.C. Smith
Brian F. C. Smith was the President and Chief Executive Officer of WoodGreen Community Services from 1978 to 2014. He served as a member of the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing Corporation, on the Ontario Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness and on the Consumer Council of Canada's Residential Intensification Panel Report. Brian has a Bachelor of Arts from Bishop's University, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Trinity College, a Master of Business Administration from Western University and a Non-profit Certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He has also received Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association's Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award, the Canadian Urban Institute City Leadership Award and is a Past President of Home Ownership Alternatives and International Federation of Settlements.
Brian was appointed vice-chair on April 3, 2019.
John F. Campbell was reappointed to the Toronto Community Housing Board as a Director on May 16, 2021 for a two -year term. John served as Toronto City Councillor from 2014 to 2018. During his term of office, he served on the Budget Committee, the Planning and Growth Management Committee and the Board of the TTC. Previously, he was elected as a Toronto District School Board Trustee (2003) and Chair (2008-09) during two terms. As school board chair, he led 22 trustees in setting priorities and policy, and in managing a $2.3 billion budget. For 30 years, John worked in the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently as managing director of his own sales agency. John earned his MBA from the Schulich School of business in 1999.
Marcel Charlebois belongs to the Ojibway First Nations and has lived and worked in Toronto for approximately 25 years. He has been involved in many roles within social services, such as developing a community watch program with a focus on domestic violence. He has worked in the addictions field and has experience in working with homeless individuals. He has volunteered with sentencing circles within the Native community and worked with Bereaved Families Ontario with the focus of suicide loss. Marcel is currently volunteering as a Tenant Rep within TCHC.
Lily Cheng is the Councillor for Ward 18 Willowdale, taking office on November 15, 2022. A Willowdale resident for over a dozen years, Lily is a passionate, visionary leader in the community. Four years ago, Lily co-founded We Love Willowdale (WLW), a movement created after the tragic van attack to help the community grieve and heal. Her journey as a community organizer began 9 years ago with the founding of North York Moms, a thriving community on Facebook of over 11,000 moms.
Lily has tirelessly worked for Willowdale for many years including spearheading the Willowdale Covid Response Network to support the community through the pandemic.
Lily has a track record of identifying problems in Willowdale and taking action. Her advocacy led to the establishment of a much needed walkable Yonge and Sheppard EarlyOn Child and Family Centre. She has also established programs and support for challenges often overlooked by the government including seniors accessing grocery shopping support during the pandemic and food insecurity experienced by families. During the pandemic, she addressed social isolation by expanding Willowdale Neighbours Connect, an active online community she started for the neighbourhood that has helped many feel a deeper sense of belonging in Willowdale.
Lily's greatest strength is described as being able to inspire connectivity and participation in Willowdale for the greater good and building the infrastructure necessary to make things happen.
Councillor Vincent Crisanti is a long-serving member of public service, having previously served as City Councillor for Ward 1 - Etobicoke North for two terms (2010-2018) and in 1995 prior to amalgamation. He was recently elected to serve again.
He sits on numerous committees and boards, including the Mayor's Planning and Housing Committee, Budget Committee, and previously as one of Mayor John Tory's deputy mayors. Councillor Crisanti is also a member of the Toronto Community Housing Board of Directors, effective November 24, 2022.
Councillor Crisanti is a passionate advocate for strong neighbourhoods, healthy communities, dependable transit infrastructure, and economic growth.
He joins us as Mayor Tory's designate to the Board of Toronto Seniors Housing.
Debbie is an Executive Director of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants. Through her work in the NGO sector and particularly at the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Ms. Douglas has highlighted issues of equity and inclusion including race, gender and sexual orientation within the immigration system and promoted the creation of safe, welcoming spaces within the settlement and integration sector. She was also a member of the provinces' Expert Panel on Immigration and Income Security Reform Working Group.
Ubah was re-appointed for a two-year term as a Tenant Director on March 10, 2021. Ubah has more than two decades of experience in organizational development, project management and creative leadership. Her experience encompasses community advocacy, policy analysis, operations management, financial management, facilitation and public speaking. She has a diploma in Community Work from George Brown College and a degree in Social Work from York University. Ubah is a passionate housing worker and a leader in intervention and high-level civic engagement, and she has built strong relationships with Somali-Canadian and Muslim diaspora leaders in order to help members of these communities to better their lives.
In December 2018, Councillor Paula Fletcher was appointed to serve a two-year term on Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Board of Directors.
First elected to Toronto city council in 2003, Paula Fletcher represents the newly created Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth. On city-wide issues, Councillor Fletcher has focused on creating a healthy city through her involvement in housing, public health, recreation, environment and community development issues.
As a local Councillor, Paula has worked with the real estate development industry, Toronto Community Housing and with local community organizations to provide a range of housing solutions in Toronto-Danforth, including Toronto Community Housing's first revitalization at Don Mount (now Rivertowne). She helped spearhead the establishment of the Red Door Shelter as part of the Harhay Condo Development on Booth Avenue – a first in Canada, as well as Toronto's first children's hospice, the Philip Aziz Centre, on the Bridgepoint Hospital campus.
Her priority is to nurture safe and successful communities for tenants living in Toronto Community Housing. Alongside tenants she fought to stop the sell-off of mixed housing in TCH communities and for community safety initiatives related to guns and gangs.
Councillor Fletcher is also on the Board of CreateTO, the City of Toronto's Real Estate Corporation, to work to address the City's current housing affordability crisis through expanding affordable housing options.
Adele Imrie was appointed to the Toronto Community Housing Board of Directors on May 15, 2019 for a one-year term. Adele brings extensive experience in public/private partnership (P3) infrastructure, commercial real estate and renewable energy investments as a senior finance executive with an entrepreneurial real estate company. Adele also has significant board experience, having served as chair and audit committee chair for several large not-for-profit organizations in the education and health care sectors. Adele is a CPA CA.
Nick is the Senior Vice President, Head of Investments at Woodbourne Capital Management where he is responsible for the firm's investment activities and is a member of the senior leadership team. Prior to Woodbourne, Nick was the Co-Head of Global Real Estate (Acting) and Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), a major Canadian pension plan with +$100 billion in net assets and a +$16 billion global real estate portfolio. Prior to HOOPP, Nick worked at Brookfield Financial within Brookfield Asset Management and Avison Young. Nick has earned degrees from the University of Toronto and Queen's University, and sits on several non-profit boards of directors and committees.
Naram Mansour was appointed to the Board on March 10, 2021 for a two-year term. He is the Founder and President of Carlyle Communities, an active city builder with developments representing a gross buildout value of $1.3 billion comprised of more than 2,000 residential units and 150,000 square feet of commercial space. Naram is also a sessional lecturer at the Schulich School of Business, where he lectures on the topic of real estate development. He earned Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the Schulich School of Business, York University.
Mohammed Mominul Haque
Mohammed Mominul Haque is a resourceful promoter and defender of social justice and human rights. Mohammed has expertise in running effective advocacy to restore peoples' constitutional and universal declaration of human rights, in assisting organizations to meet their long-term vision and mission, and with community empowerment. He has extensive knowledge in audit, inspection, finance and administration, community issues, and working within a multi-racial community.
In April 2022, City Council appointed Mohammed as a public member, tenant representative on the TCHC Board for a term of office ending March 10, 2023 or until a successor is appointed.