Community Housing Transformation Centre
The Community Housing Transformation Centre is thrilled to be partnering with StFX Extension’s Build Together: Strengthening the Community Housing Sector in Nova Scotia initiative. Program Manager, Renée Hébert brings 30 years’ experience with the non-profit, charitable sector. Her role on the team will be to collect and share knowledge, learnings, and examples of organizational structures from across the country. Renée is also on the Imagine Canada Standards Council and is fluently bilingual (French/English).
Catherine is participating in the consultation design and documentation of the Build Together: Strengthening the Community Housing Sector in Nova Scotia project. Having worked at the Coady International Institute’s Marie Michael Library since 1992, Catherine brings a tremendous breadth and depth of experience to the team related to knowledge creation and mobilization. A published researcher in the field of adult education, she has also taught in Coady’s education programs for over two decades in the areas of research and information literacy. She is interested in the role of libraries and resource centres in supporting community-based learning and action.
As part of the Build Together: Strengthening the Community Housing Sector in Nova Scotia team, Julien supports the project’s engagement strategy. He is thrilled to contribute to a space for collective learning within the community housing sector to advance adequate, safe, and affordable housing in Nova Scotia. At the Coady International Institute, where Julien is Program Teaching Staff, he designs and facilitates educational programs focused on citizen engagement, advocacy, and accountable governance. He brings over 15 years of experience at the intersection of human rights, community development and adult education, both in Canada and internationally.
An experienced adult educator and facilitator, Pauline is leading the development of StFX Extension’s Community Housing Program—supporting community-based groups, coalitions, and organizations working to ensure adequate, safe, and affordable housing is available in Nova Scotia for people living on low income. Pauline also leads the Build Together: Strengthening the Community Housing Sector in Nova Scotia project and believes that by working together, we can achieve more better and faster for greater collective impact. Pauline sees considering housing through the lens of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 as an important part of this work.
O'Regan Project Services
Nancy keeps trying to retire, but it just won’t stick! In addition to co-facilitating Build Together: Strengthening the Community Housing Sector in Nova Scotia engagement sessions and supporting all aspects of the project, she is a community development facilitator and project manager working and volunteering primarily in Guysborough County. She retired from the Nova Scotia Community College in 2012 after teaching Human Services and serving as a curriculum consultant for 12 years. As a former StFX Extension Fieldworker, working on this project feels like coming home. Nancy also co-chairs the Guysborough County Housing Network.