Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation Transition Information Site

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Earlier this year, Toronto City Council directed the creation of Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation, which is an important part of the City’s Tenants First plan. Both the TCHC Board of Directors and the TSHC Board of Directors have approved a joint transition plan.

The City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and the new Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation (TSHC) are working together to implement a plan to transfer responsibility for operating TCHC’s 83 seniors-designated buildings to the new corporation on June 1, 2022.

Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation will focus on meeting the needs of senior tenants (age 59+) through an integrated service model. Already being delivered in nearly two-thirds of TCHC’s seniors buildings, the model adds staff with specialized expertise in seniors issues and provides supports that enable senior tenants to age in place with dignity and in comfort.
This site is dedicated to progress updates about the ongoing administrative work taking place between June 2021 and June 2022. If you require this information about the transition translated for you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@torontoseniorshousing.ca or call 416-981-5500.

About Us

Once fully established in June 2022, Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation (TSHC) will provide subsidized rental housing in a state of good repair for around 14,000 low and moderate-income senior households in 83 seniors-designated buildings across the city. TSHC will deliver services and supports through an Integrated Service Model designed to enable senior tenants (age 59+) to age in place and enjoy a better quality of life and successful tenancies.

If you are a tenant living in a TCHC seniors building and have question or concerns about your home, your tenancy, or other tenant-related services, please contact Toronto Community Housing Corporation or call the Client Care Centre at 416-981-5500 or email them at help@torontohousing.ca. The TCHC Seniors Housing Unit will continue to support your day-to-day housing needs and concerns during the transition.

Find us on social media: YouTube (board meetings), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

Interim Role
Michael Sherar Transitional Lead and Chief Corporate Officer
Helena Ferreira People and Culture Lead
Norman Rees Finance Lead
Mary Tate Project Management Lead
Arlene Howells Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Lead
Rajni Vaidyaraj Executive Assistant

Governance

Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation is incorporated under the Ontario Business Corporations Act, with the City of Toronto as its sole shareholder.

A Council-approved Shareholder Direction sets out the TSHC’s operating principles and, mandate, the relationship between the TSHC and the City, and other governance matters. TSHC’s operations will be funded in part through the City’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division acting as Service Manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011.

The TSHC Board of Directors consists of nine members appointed by the City Council, including the Mayor or Council member designate appointed by the Mayor, one Council member from the Planning and Housing Committee or the Board of Health, and seven public members, two of whom are senior tenants. City Council will appoint one of the public members to serve as Chair.

Find out about opportunities to serve on the TSHC Board.

RoleNameAppt Start DateAppt End Date
Mayor's Designate Paul Ainslie 07-May-2021 14-Nov-2022
Member Lawrence D'Souza 07-May-2021 06-May-2023
Councillor Paula Fletcher 07-May-2021 14-Nov-2022
Member Linda Jackson 07-May-2021 06-May-2023
Member Warren Law 07-May-2021 06-May-2023
Tenant Director Carrie MacNeil 07-May-2021 06-May-2023
Tenant Director Jim Meeks 07-May-2021 06-May-2023
Member Brenda Parris 07-May-2021 06-May-2023
Chair Maureen Quigley 07-May-2021 06-May-2023

TSHC By-Laws

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Upcoming Board Meetings

  • Friday, January 21, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
  • Wed. February 23, 2022 8:30 – 11:30am
  • Thur. March 31, 2022 8:30 – 11:30am
  • Thur. April 28, 2022 8:30 – 11:30am
  • Wed. May 18, 2022 8:30 – 11:30am
  • Thur. June 30, 2022 8:30 – 11:30am
  • Thur. September 29, 2022 8:30 – 11:30am
  • Tue. November 29, 2022 8:30 – 11:30am

If you wish to speak to the TSHC Board on any Agenda item, please see information below on “Deputations” and how to register as a “Deputant”.

Past Board Meetings

Please note that as August 11, 2021 was the second organizational meeting of the Board, opportunities to depute were not provided at this meeting.

Please note that as June 30, 2021 was the first organizational meeting of the Board, opportunities to depute were not provided at this meeting.

Deputations

Any member of the public may ask to make a deputation at a Board meeting.

A deputation is the way people can tell the Board what they think about a report that is being discussed at a Board meeting.

Deputations can be spoken or in writing. Deputations need to be about items that are on meeting agenda. A person who gives a deputation is referred to as a deputant. 

The deadline to register to speak at a meeting or to submit a written deputation is 12 p.m. on the day prior to the Board of Directors meeting.

The TSHC Board of Directors approved the TSHC Board’s Interim Deputation Policy on August 11, 2021.

Speaking to the Board

Contact Rajni Vaidyaraj by phone 416-729-5000 or by email rajni.vaidyaraj@torontoseniorshousing.ca to register to speak at the meeting in real time via telephone. You need to provide your name, your phone number, and the agenda item(s) you want to speak about.

Written Submissions
Submit something in writing to Rajni Vaidyaraj by email at rajni.vaidyaraj@torontoseniorshousing.ca or call us at 416-729-5000. You need to provide the agenda item(s) that you are writing about. Your message will be shared with the Board.
Deputation Tips
A typical deputation follows this format:
  1. Thank the Chair and the Board
  2. Introduce yourself and why you are speaking.
  3. Explain your concerns and how they affect you and your community.
  4. Thank the Chair and the Board and remind them that you will be paying attention to how they vote on this item.
The Chair will usually give a deputant five minutes for speaking to make sure that everyone who wants to speak has the chance to speak.

Recent Communications

Transition focus groups

Please join one of our upcoming transition focus groups. You can join by phone or on a computer. Please click the links below for more information.

Links to recent communications sent to tenants are posted here. If you require this information to be translated for you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@torontoseniorshousing.ca.

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Careers

Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation is searching for a CEO. Please click here to view the job posting.

Contact Us

Should you have questions about the transition, please drop us an email at info@torontoseniorshousing.ca or call us at 416-981-5500

Key Council Decisions

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