Our vision is our focus, Our community is our strength

In 2003, HomeSpace Society (formerly Calgary Community Land Trust Society) was created to fill a need in our community. That need is to grow capacity in the affordable housing sector and significantly advance community–based planning and delivery of housing options in our city.

HomeSpace exists to increase access to safe, appropriate and affordable housing for vulnerable Calgarians. HomeSpace is a charitable real estate developer, rental housing owner and property manager. We own a portfolio of 470 units of housing in 25 properties throughout Calgary and we work with agencies who provide supports to those in need of housing. We build affordable, specialized, permanent housing in order to continually add to the housing stock in our city.

Vision

A home for everyone in our community.

Mission

We creatively apply our expertise to increase and manage the number of affordable and specialized housing units.

Values (DIG)

Dignity – We respect every person’s right to be treated with dignity and have access to a safe,
appropriate and affordable home, while acting with integrity to maintain trust from our partners and community.
Innovation – We find new and better ways of providing housing – and thereby, we fearlessly challenge the status quo.
Growth – We collaborate to grow housing options for the community.

 

HomeSpace is housing our community.

Our Team Our dedicated team consists of talented community members and industry leaders as well as committed staff with real estate development and property management expertise.

Board of Directors

David McIlveen
A highly experienced real estate and development professional. David brings his diverse and expansive knowledge to HomeSpace.

David McIlveen

Chair
Director, Community Development, Boardwalk REIT
George Coppus
George has a background in strategy, planning and governance. Formerly with the CHF Board, he helped develop the Calgary Plan to End Homelessness.

George Coppus

Director
Principal, Dynawise Inc.
Tim Gillespie, CFA
Tim is an experienced banker with more than 30 years of financial services experience as well as an advocate for industry and community.

Tim Gillespie, CFA

Director
Co-head, ATB Corporate Financial Services
Thomas Hong
Thomas Hong is a real estate developer with a background in real estate lending and financial services. Both in and outside of his work, Thomas is committed to supporting happy and healthy communities.

Thomas Hong

Director
Chief Operating Officer, Slokker Canada West
Lourdes Juan
Lourdes is an Urban Planner and entrepreneur. She is the Director of Hive Developments and Soma Hammam and Spa. She founded and volunteers with the Leftovers Foundation and Moonlight Market Foundation.

Lourdes Juan

Director
Director, Hive Developments
Iain G. McCorkindale
Iain has over two decades of experience in the real estate development sector and is an active community member, volunteering his expertise to various groups and is a Board Director for Rundle College Society.

Iain G. McCorkindale

Director
Director, M3 Development Management Ltd.
Gord McFarlane
Gord McFarlane, FCPA, FCA, CBV is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and a Chartered Business Valuator.

Gord McFarlane

Director
Regional Director, The CFO Centre
Maggie Rabinovitz
Equal parts lawyer, volunteer, design nerd and curious traveler, Maggie is a proud Calgarian who cares passionately about the city’s future.

Maggie Rabinovitz

Director
Lawyer, Field Law
Kevin Screpnechuk
From management of 36,500 multi-family units to holding his real estate license for the past 20 years, Kevin is a knowledgable professional.

Kevin Screpnechuk

Director
Retired real estate professional
Alina Turner
Recognized as a leading homelessness researcher and thinker, Alina works to support human service system planning and integration, including plans to end homelessness.

Alina Turner

Director
Principal, Turner Research & Strategy Inc.
Darcy Verhun
Committed to his community, Darcy was a founding Director and Treasurer with the CHF. He believes that great communities work together. Darcy is a Certified Corporate Director and recognized as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Darcy Verhun

Director
Chief Operating Officer, FYidoctors

HomeSpace Team

Bernadette Majdell

Bernadette Majdell

CEO
587.320.1543
Karen Chen, CPA, CMA

Karen Chen, CPA, CMA

Controller
587.320.1546
Matt Vermunt

Matt Vermunt

Manager, Acquisitions and Developments
587.320.1552
Hayley Gislason

Hayley Gislason

Communications Advisor
587.320.1550
Jacqueline Van den Broek

Jacqueline Van den Broek

Property Manager
587.320.1553
Art Bonner

Art Bonner

Maintenance Supervisor
587.320.1548
Vania Lee, CPA, CA

Vania Lee, CPA, CA

Financial Accountant
587.320.1541
Marvin J Aranez

Marvin J Aranez

Project Manager
587.320.1549
Sherry Erickson

Sherry Erickson

Property Management Coordinator
587.320.1540
Beth Cooper

Beth Cooper

Accounting Technician
587.320.1547
Rina McDermott

Rina McDermott

Housing Liaison Coordinator
587.320.1542
Debby Olohi

Debby Olohi

Housing Liaison
587.355.1064
Michelle Graefer

Michelle Graefer

Housing Liaison
587.320.1551
Wendy Cundall

Wendy Cundall

Project Coordinator
587.320.1545

Maintenance Technicians

David Allen

David Allen

Raymond Aragon

Raymond Aragon

Tony Tataryn

Tony Tataryn