Published by Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services on July 13, 2022

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) is excited to announce that our Director of Policy Jaimee Gaunce has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Community Housing Transformation Centre (The Centre).

The Centre and OAHS share the collective belief of every person deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Founded in 2018, the Centre was created by a network of organizations that represent and serve the needs of Canada’s community-housing sector through connection and partnership to facilitate sector-wide transformation. Through funding and support, the Centre strives to build organizational capacity where gaps and needs exist.

This similar vision of both the Centre and OAHS made Jaimee Gaunce a perfect fit to join the Centre’s Board of Directors. Hailing from the Pasqua First Nation in Treaty Four Territory of Saskatchewan, Gaunce has a varied background with essential skills that range from a focus on Indigenous health from a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Science, knowledge from a Certificate in Public Administration and Governance, extensive experience with project management and planning, and currently sits on various other Boards such as the Regina Homelessness Community Advisory Board and Justice Committee for the Pasqua First Nation. All this and more contribute to her unique perspectives in the Indigenous and community housing sectors.

When asked about her new appointment to the Centre’s Board of Directors, Gaunce comments, “I am honoured to be chosen as a Board of Directors for the Community Housing Transformation Centre. I look forward to being a part of the good work being done in community housing and to ensure everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home.”

Likewise, Stéphan Corriveau, Executive Director of the Centre, expresses his excitement about Gaunce’s appointment. “We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Jaimee Gaunce to our Board of Directors. Her experience and expertise will be a great asset to the Centre in deepening our understanding of and ties with the Indigenous housing sector,” he adds.

Congratulations Jaimee on your appointment and continued contributions to community housing initiatives and to the Indigenous individuals and families OAHS is humbled to serve!