CHRA is proud to announce that, effective immediately, Ray Sullivan is CHRA’s new Executive Director.

After a very thorough and comprehensive search, with a large and stellar slate of senior national candidates, Ray emerged as the CHRA Board’s unanimous choice for the position.

Ray has over two decades of experience managing, creating, and advocating for affordable non-profit housing. He is well known to many CHRA members from his past work at Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC), the Ottawa Community Land Trust, and many community housing sector boards and advisory groups. Ray served on the CHRA Board of Directors from April 2019 to May 2022. He was asked by the current Board to step in as Interim Executive Director in July 2022.

“We hope you will join the staff and Board of CHRA in congratulating Ray on his new role with the association. Ray’s expertise, passion for dignified housing options and leadership skills make him an excellent and exciting choice. Housing is a human right in Canada, and this continues to inform every aspect of our housing advocacy work. We know with Ray at the helm, along with our deeply committed and talented staff team, that CHRA and its members will continue to advance in our shared mandate of ‘housing for all’, said CHRA President Timothy Crooks.

Ray joins a strong team of six CHRA staff who work very hard to bring the voice of CHRA members to the national level, and to support and serve the social and non-profit housing sector.