Aileen Baird is the Director of Housing Services for the Region of Peel, serving as Council’s delegated Service Manager for the Region’s affordable housing system. Housing Services manages several programs to prevent homelessness and to help residents get and keep housing they can afford. This includes street outreach, emergency and transitional shelters, subsidy administration, eviction prevention and case management supports. Housing Services increases the supply of affordable housing in a variety of ways, while working with 46 non-profit Housing Providers and Peel Housing Corporation to provide safe, affordable and subsidized rental housing throughout our community.
Aileen has over 20 years of experience in Regional government. Prior to her current role, she held leadership positions within the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and Health Services at the Region of Peel.
Aileen’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Carleton University.