Update from TCHC Chair of the Board regarding interim President and Chief Executive Officer

On behalf of Toronto Community Housing’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that effective July 31, 2023, Tom Hunter, currently the CEO of Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation (TSHC), will transition into the role of Interim President and Chief Executive Officer at TCHC. This change comes as we prepare for Jag’s move to his new role as Deputy City Manager at the City of Toronto.

Tom joins the organization at a time when our role as a social housing provider has never been more vital. As Canada’s largest social housing provider, TCHC has a strong foundation that positions Tom well to successfully lead this talented team, continuing to build on our track record of making a difference in the communities we serve. I know that Tom will be as inspired as I am by the important work that you do.

Along with his depth of expertise in the housing sector, and his strong working relationship with the City of Toronto, Tom has worked closely with Jag and the Executive Leadership Team over the past year through the establishment of TSHC, including the ongoing shared services between both organizations. Tom has experienced firsthand the commitment and leadership of the ELT and the momentum that has been built through the hard work of staff across the organization resulting in a positive impact on the lives of tenants.

In the coming weeks, Tom will work together with Jag and ELT to ensure a smooth transition as the Board of Directors continues the search process for a new permanent President and Chief Executive Officer.

As Tom joins TCHC, Toronto Seniors Housing announced today that Jill Bada will join TSHC as Interim CEO on August 9, 2023. Jill comes from the City of Toronto where she is the Director, Strategic Policy and Programs, and many of you will be familiar with her past work at TCHC when she led the Seniors portfolio.

Today’s announcement is a great example of the collective efforts of the City, TCHC and TSHC working together to put strong leadership in place to ensure that the needs of employees and tenants are supported.

Please join me in welcoming Tom to TCHC, where he will help to guide us through this transition period and maintain the momentum that we have built together.


Adele Imrie
Chair of the Board, Toronto Community Housing