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 manage. We own a portfolio of 447 units of housing in 28 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 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
Paul Battistella
Paul loves new ideas, new developments and comes with a strong background in business management and multi-family development.

Paul Battistella

Director
Battistella Developments, Owner and President
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.
Trevor Daroux
With a deep understanding of our communities and law enforcement, Deputy Chief Daroux brings unique experience to the HomeSpace board.

Trevor Daroux

Director
Deputy Chief, Calgary Police Service
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
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
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
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
Associate, Dentons Canada LLP
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.

HomeSpace Team

Bernadette Majdell

Bernadette Majdell

CEO
587.320.1543
Martina Jileckova

Martina Jileckova

Vice President, Housing
587.320.1550
Karen Chen, CPA, CMA

Karen Chen, CPA, CMA

Controller
587.320.1546
Matt Vermunt

Matt Vermunt

Manager, Acquisitions and Developments
587.320.1552
Jacqueline Van den Broek

Jacqueline Van den Broek

Property Manager
587.320.1553
Art Bonner

Art Bonner

Maintenance Supervisor
587.320.1548
Vania Sze, CPA, CA

Vania Sze, CPA, CA

Intermediate Accountant
587.320.1541
Marvin J Aranez

Marvin J Aranez

Assistant Property Manager
587.320.1549
Aaron Galenzoski, RN

Aaron Galenzoski, RN

Assistant Development Manager
587.320.1551
Laura MacCuish

Laura MacCuish

Accounting Administrator
587.320.1547
Sharyn Brown

Sharyn Brown

Project Coordinator
587.320.1545
Rina McDermott

Rina McDermott

Housing Liaison Coordinator
587.320.1542
Wendy Cundall

Wendy Cundall

Project Coordinator
587.320.1545

Reports

Annual reports, presentations and financial documents.