Our Board of Directors

  • Charlotte Turner, Chair

    Charlotte is the Director of Operations at Innocence Canada, prior to which she was Operations Manager for Waltons Trust. She has 7 years of experience developing organizations, and building lasting relationships in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Charlotte is passionate about the right to housing, and has expertise in fundraising, working with social enterprises and private foundations, board governance and supporting boards.  

  • Dennis Wong, Interim Treasurer

    Dennis is currently a consultant at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. Previously a litigation lawyer at Dentons Canada LLP, Dennis received his law degree from the University of Toronto, during which time he completed a pro bono placement with CCHR (then called CERA). He also holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University, and has worked on several consulting engagements for non-profit organizations.

  • Malcolm Barrington, Secretary

    Malcolm is a senior operations leader with experience working with British Columbia Housing Commission, Woodgreen Community Services, Province of British Columbia, Toronto Community Housing and Deloitte. He holds an MBA in Finance and Economics, and has expertise in negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution, coaching and strategic change.

  • Lorelle Angelo, Director

    Lorelle is Assistant Vice President of Strategy at Manulife North American Legacy & Global Inforce Management and has over a decade of experience working in the private sector. Lorelle has a background in strategy and transformation, and experience leading cross-functional teams through change. She has held leadership roles across several functional business areas including marketing and campaigns, product development and operations. 

  • Lily Cukier, Director

    Lily is a Manager, Investment Operations at the University Pension Plan Ontario. As a financial professional with over a decade of capital markets experience, she has expertise in research and analysis of equities, financial statements, corporate actions, industry classifications, economic stats, and quantitative portfolio metrics. Lily has served on the Board of Directors for Sperro, a grassroots non-profit organization, and is an active member of Women in Capital Markets.

  • Mathieu Pierre Dagonas, Director

    Mathieu is Director of Stakeholder Affairs & Communications at the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Documentary Organization of Canada, Director of Communications, Marketing and Philanthropy for Canada World Youth. Mathieu has 14 years of political organizing and operations experience with the Liberal Party and holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He has been involved in non-profit boards including for the Canadian Arts Coalition and Firefighters Without Borders.

  • Jack De Klerk, Director

    Jack is a retired lawyer living in Toronto. He worked in the housing sector in Ontario for 40 years, most recently (until September 2019) as the Executive Director of Neighbourhood Legal Services, a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. Jack became a leading expert in housing law and argued cases before administrative tribunals and all levels of the Courts in Ontario. During his career, Jack worked at various legal clinics, was on the Executive, and for a term the Chairperson, of the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations. In 1989 he led a group of tenant and co-op housing activists to establish the Tenants’ Non-Profit Redevelopment Corporation through which over 1500 rental units were purchased and redeveloped into co-operative housing.

  • Lesley Freiberg, Director

    Lesley is an Investigator with a provincial office whose jurisdiction includes health care organizations in Ontario. Lesley has experience working with tenants to assert their housing rights and has an interest in advancing human rights and equality.  

  • Brad Jesson, Director

    Brad is a Principal with Northwood Family Office, one of Canada’s first and largest multi-family offices. He is also the co-founder of JW Development, an infill real estate development company focused on developing the “missing middle” by increasing density in mature neighborhoods across Canada with well-design, multi-unit developments. Brad has been involved with several boards including the Pride Centre of Edmonton. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada) and Certified Public Accountant (USA). Brad has completed the Rotman School of Management Institute of Corporate Directors ICD-NFP program. 

  • Braden Root-McCaig, Director

    Braden is a seasoned public affairs strategist and communications specialist with over a decade of senior leadership experience in government, private and non-profit sectors. During 8 years in government roles, including Chief of Staff to Toronto’s Deputy Mayor, he has jointly led numerous local, provincial and national campaigns, including the Close the Housing Gap campaign and Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. 

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