Affordable Housing Task Force

The Affordable Housing Task Force is a group of citizens who provide advice, guidance and support for implementing approved Affordable Housing recommendations. They also serve as a forum for community conversation, communication, relationship building, advocacy and championing to promote affordable housing goals. 

The Task Force gives recommendations to Council, offers guidance to Town staff, and work indepedently or in partnerships to take action. 

The Task Force exists until the Affordable Housing Master Plan is approved. The Master Plan will guide the recommended governing body to ensure the implementation of the plan. 

Membership: The Affordable Housing Task Force consists of up to 12 voting members as further described below.

Elected Officials:

  • Up to three (3) Members of Council

Community Members: 

  • Up to nine (9) Community Members representing various stakeholder sectors and community builders from across the community, including:
    • Housing Owner/Operator
    • Developer
    • Affordable Housing
    • Employer
    • Board Member/Executive/Financial Expert
    • Lived Experience

See Affordable Housing Task Force Terms of Reference for complete details.

Current Committee Membership:
Deputy Mayor Fryer
Councillor Doherty
Councillor Ring

Doug Linton, Chair
Jack Vanderkooy, Vice Chair
Claire de Souza
David Ferracuti
Alison FitzGerald
Susan Parkin
Marg Scheben Edey
Jane Walker

Staff Resources*: Director of Planning, Building and Economic Development (non-voting), Clerk (non-voting), Grant writer (non-voting), Housing Development Coordinator (non-voting)

* As required due to agenda topics

Need more information? Contact:

Clerk Services - Town of Collingwood
P.O. Box 157, 97 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, ON   L9Y 3Z5
T. 705-445-1030 E.3225 |

Important Links:

Staff Report C2021-02 Establishing an Affordable Housing Task Force
Agendas and Minutes
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