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Board Directors, Calgary Housing Company (WR: 565)

Alberta, Calgary
Posted 3 years ago

We are proud to have recently partnered with Calgary Housing Company (“CHC”) in its search for two new Board Directors. Calgary Housing Company provides safe and affordable housing. This is achieved through its mission to make life better for low and moderate income Calgarians through the provision of safe, affordable housing. CHC is transitioning from a provider of deeply subsidized and regulated social housing to a purpose driven social enterprise using a social-housing mixed income model. This transition is expected to result in the creation of diverse and inclusive communities that thrive with residents from a variety of backgrounds and operational sustainability is enhanced with less reliance on government funding.


As a wholly-owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary (“The City”), CHC is governed by a Board of Directors and works in cooperation with the Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary. With an operating budget of approximately $100M, CHC operates and manages over 7,200 housing units and administers rent supplements for households, providing homes for 25,000 citizens. In addition to providing safe, affordable housing, CHC partners with organizations and groups to deliver a wide range of community programs that support its tenants to be successful in their communities and in their lives.


CHC offers a wide range of housing programs that make life better for Calgarians, including:

  • Rent supplements;
  • Affordable rental housing; and
  • Deep subsidy social housing.


The mandate of the Board of Directors is to provide oversight and direction to CHC to deliver, operate and maintain non-profit housing and accommodation in the city of Calgary. Appointment to the CHC Board of Directors is by its shareholder (The City).


As a volunteer Board Director, you will be responsible for actively participating in effective governance of the CHC Board, working with administration to develop long-term strategic plans and providing governance oversight of the management of the business and affairs of the CHC. Board Directors terms are for three (3) years. Term limits are set at 3 terms.


Calgary Housing Company seeks to develop a Board whose members possess and demonstrate a strategic combination of personal attributes, expertise, social capital, competencies and occupational backgrounds so that, collectively, it has access to a broad diversity of culture and community, experiences, perspectives, knowledge, connections, and skills to carry out its governance, planning, stewardship and advocacy functions.


As the successful candidate, you have a passion for CHC’s mandate, serving the community and bringing experience in one or more of the following areas: accounting; asset management; property development/ management; risk management; human services; working with vulnerable populations; and governance and/or the not-for-profit sector. Your experience includes serving on a non-profit, charitable, public sector or corporate board.


Based on the CHC Board’s most recent skills matrix review, preference for the two upcoming board appointments in June 2021 will be given to candidates demonstrating expertise in one or more of the following areas: financial accounting expertise (CPA designation required); investment management experience in real estate/infrastructure development; and strategic leadership experience in organizationally complex environments.


CHC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion for service delivery and governance. Recruitment and selection for CHC’s Board of Directors will emphasize gender equity, race equity, diversity and inclusion strategies. CHC welcomes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism which will assist the organization to expand its capacity for diversity in the broadest sense.


If you are interested in serving on CHC’s Board, kindly forward a cover letter relating the requirements of the foregoing description to your background and a current resume to Susie Besler at [email protected]. In order to meet the required timelines established by CHC’s Search Selection Committee, we will not be accepting applications after Wednesday, April 21st.

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