Jim Steele, Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation (CHC), has over 30 years experience in housing. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Jim is a Fellow (F.I.H.M.) and Past President of the Institute of Housing Management (Canada). During his career he has participated on many committees for the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA), Housing Services Corporation (HSC), SHSC Financial (now Encasa) and many regional housing committees; and on the ONPHA board. He is a member of Housing Partnership Canada, and is a Past President of the International Housing Partnership. Jim became a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing – Canada in 2014.
Jim is a seasoned speaker having led workshops on a variety of housing topics including: large provider service delivery, energy efficiency and retrofitting of aging housing stock, sustainability and affordable housing and neighbourhood strengthening through partnerships.