TCHC named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers

TCHC named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers

December 13, 2016

​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Community Housing has been selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. The award, organized by specialty publisher Mediacorp Canada, is presented annually to Toronto-based businesses that have shown excellence in areas such as work atmosphere, social and health benefits, training and skills development, and community involvement.

Mediacorp Canada has published a full list of recipients, click here to read their story.

The award reflects the passion and dedication of our employees and our commitment to create a vibrant and diverse workplace for all. 

Earlier this year, we commemorated the 2016 Long Service Awards where we recognized staff who have reached key milestones in years of service at Toronto Community Housing.

We asked some of those employees to share highlights from their careers at Toronto Community Housing and what motivates them in their work. See what they had to say:​

Elizabeth Seupaul, Community Safety Unit Dispatch Supervisor​​​

Elizabeth Seupaul, Community Safety Unit Dispatch Supervisor, explains the most rewarding part of her job.Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job? 

"I know it sounds cliché, but the most rewarding part of my job is when I help someone and make a difference. Especially when a resident calls, it's not just giving out a call, it's actually changing something, making some sort of change and some type of difference for that resident." 

Craig Nicoll, Community Safety Unit Special Constable​​

Craig Nicoll, Community Safety Unit Special Constable, explains the most rewarding at of his job.Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job? 

"It's great being to be able to protect the community and give people that feeling of safety because a lot of our communities are very difficult places to live. It's great that I am able to make that experience a little bit better, one tenant at a time."   

Michelle Davis, Community Safety Unit Community Safety Advisor ​​

Michelle Davis, Community Safety Unit Community Safety Advisor, shares a piece of career advice from her time at TCHC.Q: Is there a piece of career advice you could give someone?​

"Work from your passion, be honest, open and authentic. If you don't know something, ask for help. If you have a gift, share it. If you have a talent, show it. Leave your mark, I think that's important." ​​

Keith Ramoutar, Senior Superintendent ​​

Keith Ramoutar, Senior Superintendent, explains the most rewarding part of his job.Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job? 

"Providing customer service and interacting with people. I think that is the most fundamental part of this job and of the company that we work for. Whether it's attending to service calls or helping with any issue that arrives – daycare, helping with kids, anything. This is a team effort, not just one person but a team of staff, the union, tenants and the whole community." 

Andrew Cox, Community Services Coordinator​​​

Andrew Cox, Community Services Coordinator, shares a memorable story from his career at TCHC.Q: Could you share a memorable story or moment from your career at TCHC? 

"When we brought the Lawrence Heights revitalization plan to community council, the whole process was really emotional for the community. Leading that reminded me of the Malcolm X movie when we were walking the entire community down to city hall and fighting for what we believed in."

Albert Koke, Manager of Vendor Programs​​

Albert Koke, Manager of Vendor Programs, shares the most rewarding part of his job.Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?

"Seeing all the work that we have done being awarded and knowing that something good is going to happen in one of our communities and going to make that community a better place. That's a good feeling, every single time."

Abdul Warsame, Director, Central and East Community Housing​​

Abdul Warsame, Director, Central and East Community Housing, shares a memorable moment from his career at TCHC.Q: Could you share a memorable story or moment from your career at TCHC?

"The Downtown Residents Association emailed me when I had just become the Interim Director for Central & East portfolios and said, 'Welcome Mr. Warsame!' I visited the tenants and did a walk-through of the properties. A few weeks later, I got a letter from one of the tenants saying good things about me! I still have that letter with me."

A big congratulations to all of our employees on this amazing honour. This award would not be possible without you.