Toronto Community Housing is pleased to announce that Mitzie Hunter will assume the role of Chief Administrative Officer effective October 19, 2009.
Ms. Hunter leaves Goodwill Industries of Toronto as the Vice-President, External Relations and Corporate Secretary after seven years of exemplary service and leadership effective October 2, 2009. She was the company spokesperson, responsible for leading all aspects of Goodwill�s corporate brand strategy, marketing, government relations, communications, issues management and corporate affairs.
�Mitzie has proven to be an effective leader and positioned Goodwill for continued success in the future,� says Dr. Ken Connelly, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Toronto. �While we regret losing Mitzie�s talent, we rejoice in the great opportunity that this move presents for Mitzie, Toronto Community Housing and the City.� Mitzie will continue to provide service to citizens who are most vulnerable. On behalf of everyone at Goodwill, we wish her all the best and success in her new position at Toronto Community Housing.�
In the newly created position of Chief Administrative Officer at Toronto Community Housing, Ms. Hunter will lead the organization�s strategic and business support functions. This will include Media Relations, Corporate Communications, Strategic Planning and Research. Gradually, over the next year, she will also assume responsibility for Human Resources and Information Technology.
�Mitzie is a perfect fit for Toronto Community Housing,� says Keiko Nakamura, Acting Chief Executive Officer. �She brings a wealth of experience in strategic communications and planning along with her commitment to building strong communities which aligns well with our mandate.�
Ms. Hunter is a seasoned executive with an extensive background in government relations, corporate branding and marketing, issues management, community and economic development, information technology, and partnerships.
Ms. Hunter is committed to building a vibrant city and is actively involved in her community. She has held governance positions in numerous non-profit organizations including co-chairing the Toronto City Summit Alliance (TCSA), Emerging Leaders Network and participating in TCSA DiverseCity initiatives. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Housing Services Inc., a subsidiary of Toronto Community Housing, TVOntario, United Way, and the Yonge Street Mission.� Ms. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.
About Goodwill Industries of Toronto
Since 1935, Goodwill�s mission is to create work opportunities and skills development for people facing serious barriers to employment, including persons with disabilities, youth at risk, the chronically unemployed and newcomers to Canada.�Our Community Stores sell a wide variety of donated goods, the revenues from which create jobs at Goodwill, giving people much-needed paid work experience.
About Toronto Community Housing
Toronto Community Housing is Canada�s largest social housing provide and home to more than 164,000 tenants with low- and moderate-income � about six per cent of the City of Toronto�s population. These families, seniors, refugees, recent immigrants and people with special needs reside in 58,500 households in communities throughout Toronto.