TORONTO, July 26, 2022— The Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Senior Housing Corporation has released the following statement:
“Today, we announced that Cynthia Summers, Commissioner of Housing Equity (OCHE), will be stepping down from her role effective August 21, 2022, to take on a new role as Chief Executive Officer of Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation.
As the inaugural Commissioner of the Office, Cynthia and her team took an idea and turned it into a reality, establishing the very first community housing equity commission in all of North America, a previously unheard of office that offers substantial protection and assistance to tenants, helping thousands to avoid eviction since its creation.
For over 8 years, Cynthia and her team have developed innovative strategies and collaborative relationships that have led to systemic change and positively impacted the lives of thousands of TCHC and TSHC tenants.
Over the coming weeks, OCHE, working with TSHC and the City of Toronto, will be sharing more information on the plan for a smooth transition of the Commissioner’s role in order to ensure that TSHC tenants continue to benefit from the support and protection that OCHE is known for.
We wish Cynthia the very best as she as she transitions into the next chapter of her career. Her ongoing contributions to housing equity and commitment to tenants have, undoubtedly, created a lasting legacy.”
– Tom Hunter, CEO, Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation
Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation (www.torontoseniorshousing.ca) provides subsidized rental housing in a state of good repair for approximately 15,000 low- and moderate-income seniors in 83 buildings across the city. Toronto Seniors Housing provides and connects tenants with services and support through an integrated service model to enable seniors to age in place, have successful tenancies and enjoy a better quality of life.
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