Affordable Housing Task Force

The Affordable Housing Task Force provides advice, guidance and assistance in the coordinating, fulfillment and implementation of approved Affordable Housing recommendations. The Task Force will also act as a forum for community conversation, communication, relationship building, advocacy and championing to advance affordable housing objectives, including leading or contributing to grass-roots initiatives and addressing affordable housing matters that are from time to time referred to the Task Force by Council.  

The Task Force is an advisory body of the Strategic Initiatives Committee (SIC). The Task Force reports to the SIC; however, may report directly to Council if deemed expedient. The Task Force will provide recommendations to SIC/Council, guidance to Town staff and the CAO and contribute to, facilitate, and trigger action both independently and through partnerships. 

The Task Force exists until the approval of an Affordable Housing Master Plan, which will provide guidance for the recommended governance body as may be necessary for Affordable Housing purposes and carrying out the implementation of the Plan. 

Membership: The Affordable Housing Task Force will be composed 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
Nancy Esson
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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