Housing Services Corporation
- Municipal Affairs and Housing
30 Duncan Street, Suite 500
- Housing Services Act, 2011, S.O. 2011, c. 6, Schedule 1, Part IX, s. 121 (opens a new window)
- Housing Services Act, 2011, S.O. 2011, c. 6, Schedule 1, Part IX, s. 121; O. Reg. 367/11, Part X (opens a new window)
The objects of the Corporation are: to improve the operation, efficiency and long-term sustainability of housing providers that provide housing for moderate and low-income households; to improve the management, maintenance and long-term sustainability and viability of the physical assets of housing providers that provide housing for low-income households; and to improve the quality of life of residents in housing for moderate and low-income households. The Corporation is responsible for establishing and managing insurance programs for prescribed members; establishing schemes to pool capital reserve funds for prescribed members that are housing providers; and establishing and managing schemes for the joint purchase of natural gas by prescribed members that are housing providers. In addition, the Corporation undertakes research and provides advice to the Province of Ontario, service managers and housing providers with respect to the establishment and use of performance measures and good practices to achieve the efficient and effective provision and long-term sustainability and viability of housing for moderate and low-income households.
A 15-member board of directors manages or supervises the affairs of the Corporation. Directors are appointed by constituencies of members as follows: two appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; one selected by the City of Toronto; one selected jointly by the regional municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel and York; one selected jointly by the City of Toronto and the regional municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel and York; one director selected by the DSSAB (District Social Services Administration Board )Service Managers; four selected jointly by the Service Managers; three selected jointly by housing providers that are non-profit corporations; and two selected jointly by non-profit housing co-operatives. The board's chair is elected by the board of directors. The board of directors is accountable to the membership constituencies from which directors are appointed. It appoints a chief executive officer who is responsible for the operation of the Corporation. The general membership of the Corporation, as distinct from its board of directors, includes: all Service Managers; all local housing corporations; housing providers that are non-profit corporations and that are prescribed under regulation; housing providers that are non-profit housing co-operatives under the Co-operative Corporations Act and that are prescribed under regulation; and housing providers or other persons that meet requirements prescribed under regulation.
Appointees are generally expected to have a relevant background or experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Knowledge or experience in non-profit housing, co-operative housing, social housing, municipal non-profit, affordable rental housing, or multi-residential rental housing sector(s).
- Knowledge or experience in municipal services, service delivery, or politics.
- Knowledge or experience in residential or multi-residential service delivery and/or property management including capital asset maintenance, operational management, or tenant services.
- Knowledge or experience in public or private finance, accounting, or investment sectors.
- Knowledge or experience on public board of directors or other associated volunteer positions.
The term of a director is four years ending on March 31, four years after the March 31 on which the previous term ended. A director may hold office for more than one term. A director continues to hold office after the end of his or her term until a successor is appointed or selected. The chair's term of office is two years, but he or she may be re-elected to serve for one additional term. If the office of the chair becomes vacant before the end of term, the board of directors elects one of the directors as a replacement for the remainder of the term.
- At least four times each year.
Appointees are paid by the Board.
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