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Board Directors – Calgary Housing Company (WR: 687)

Alberta, Calgary
Posted 1 year ago

We are proud to have recently partnered with Calgary Housing Company (“CHC”) in its search for three new Board Directors. For over 50 years, CHC has provided a safe, affordable place to call home for Calgarians of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Today, over 10,000 Calgarians, including approximately 4,000 children, have a place to call home because of CHC. Over the past few years, CHC has leaned into its vision to become the leading affordable housing provider in Canada through the creation of a purpose driven social enterprise providing affordable housing to those in need. Through the provision of housing and working with over 100 partners, CHC helps contribute to the creation of diverse and inclusive communities that thrive with residents from a variety of backgrounds.

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 $110M, CHC operates and manages over 7,100 housing units and administers over 3,000 private landlord rent supplements, providing homes for 25,000 citizens. CHC offers a wide range of housing programs including subsidized housing; affordable near market rental housing; and rent supplements for tenants with private landlords.

In addition to providing safe and affordable housing, CHC collaborates with not-for-profit, private sector organizations, and government partner agencies to connect residents in their units with support services that foster enhanced self-sufficiency, community integration, and quality of life.

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). Board Directors act in a position of trust to govern the delivery of housing and related services to the citizens of Calgary in consultation with key stakeholders and residents. The Board of Directors is seeking three (3) citizen representatives, for recommendation to the Shareholder, to serve on the CHC Board of Directors.

CHC 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 experiences, perspectives, knowledge, connections, and skills to carry out its governance, planning, stewardship, and advocacy functions.

CHC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion for service delivery and governance. CHC’s Board of Directors serves the needs of Calgary’s diverse community and Board composition aims to reflect the diversity of that community. 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.

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.

CHC seeks to maintain a governance Board whose Directors possess a passion for the organization’s Mission, Vision, and Mandate, and the community it serves. Based on the CHC Board’s most recent skills matrix review,preference for the three upcoming board appointments in June 2023 will be given to candidates demonstrating expertise in one or more of the following areas: property management/property redevelopment/asset management/new property development; board governance experience in the not-for-profit or public sectors (ICD.D designation is deemed an asset); and strategic leadership experience in organizationally complex environments undergoing transformation. In consideration of the Board’s succession planning, candidates having capacity and an interest in serving a Board leadership role (Chair, Vice Chair, Committee Chair) are preferred.

Board Directors terms are for three (3) years and term limits are set at 3 terms.

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, the submission deadline for applications is Friday, March 24, 2023.

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