Social Housing Consultant
grew up in a home with lots of different people in it so she is often most comfortable in community settings.
She believes that when the better angels of human nature are called upon, community living has the potential to make individuals more open minded and open hearted.
We believe that groups make better decisions than individuals.
We'll work towards efficiency and best practices in your co-op.
Our work has been tested and endorsed.
We work well with all types of people - striving to understand their perspectives and points of view.
We believe that good By Laws, fairly applied, can breed an environment of trust.
Procedures and policies have to have a "low hassle" factor to work for staff.
Our social housing system in Canada is compassionate, caring and kind.
Colette Shand holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Western Ontario. She worked as a marketing executive promoting products nationally and internationally. Brands she marketed include Marriott Hotels, IBM and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism. Her independent public relations firm brought positive media attention to the Receational Vehicle industry and Pepsi Canada.
In 2004, she moved into the housing industry working with seniors, and then moving into the dynamic social housing world.
She is ONPHA certified in RGI calculations work and her expertise gained at both municipal and federal
co-ops is hard to match.
View her public profile at
We'll bring knowlege, wisdom, experience and best practices
to your co-operative.
OUR POINT OF VIEW THE BIO
Everyone learns from someone and we'd like to acknowledge the mentorship of Barrie Pollock who has played an important role in Toronto's social housing community for more than 25 years.