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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.

Meet our Board

Fareed Amin
BOARD CHAIR
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Headshot of Councilor Vincent Crisanti

Councillor Crisanti
MEMBER
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A close-up photo of Lawrence D'Souza.

Lawrence D’Souza
VICE-CHAIR
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A head-shot style photo of Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson
MEMBER
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A close-up photo of Warren Law.

Warren Law
MEMBER
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A close-up photo of Carrie MacNiel.

Carrie MacNeil
TENANT DIRECTOR
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A close-up photo of Jim Meeks.

Jim Meeks
TENANT DIRECTOR
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A close-up photo of Brenda Parris.

Brenda Parris
MEMBER
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Headshot of Councilor James Pasternak

Councillor Pasternak
MEMBER
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Headshot of Paul Raftis

Paul Raftis
MEMBER
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Deputations

Any member of the public may ask to make a deputation at a Board meeting. A deputation is a way for people to speak at a Board meeting about a specific subject on the agenda. Deputations can be spoken or in writing, however they need to be about items that are on the 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 at a Board Meeting

To register as a deputant and address the Board of Directors, please call 416 945-0465 or email deputations@torontoseniorshousing.ca. You will need to provide your name, your phone number, and the agenda item(s) you want to speak about.

Making a Written Submission Submit a written deputation by emailing deputations@torontoseniorshousing.ca. You will 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.