Cathy Barker to join Toronto Community Housing as new Vice President, Human Resources

Cathy Barker to join Toronto Community Housing as new Vice President, Human Resources

February 19, 2015

​​​​​The Toronto Community Housing Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Cathy Barker as Vice President, Human Resources.

Ms. Barker will join the company on March 16, 2015. She is the successful candidate in the recent executive search and will serve as an officer of the corporation.

A senior human resource professional with expertise and experience in all areas of human resource management, Ms. Barker joins Toronto Community Housing from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, where she has served as Executive Director, Human Resources since 2008. She has also held senior human resource management positions in the private and not-for-profit sectors.


"In Cathy Barker, we are gaining an experienced executive with significant expertise in all aspects of human resource management. We believe Cathy is the right person to continue to lead the improvements to our human resources function, apply best human resource practices for change management to enhance frontline services, and continue to uphold the principles of fairness, transparency and accountability. I would also like to thank Pamela Spencer for her many contributions over the past 10 months as Interim Vice President, Human Resources."
-Bud Purves, Chair, Board of Directors

About Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing is Canada's largest provider of social housing, delivering homes for 58,500 households with low and moderate incomes. By providing clean, safe, well-maintained and affordable housing, Toronto Community Housing builds better homes, better neighbourhoods and a better Toronto for all.

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