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Tim Ross

Executive Director, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

Tim Ross is the Executive Director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. CHF Canada is a national membership association of housing co-operatives, representing over one thousand members, and home to over a quarter of a million people.

Tim is a nationally recognized leader in the Canadian community and co-operative housing sector. Under his leadership, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada has realized nearly one billion dollars of reinvestment into the Canadian co-operative housing sector. He is the founding President of the Community Housing Transformation Centre, and is a director on the boards of several dynamic social enterprises and associations, including Encasa Financial, and the Community Housing Management Network. Under Tim’s leadership, CHF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in the National Capital Region for three years running.

In 2020, Tim was appointed to the first-ever National Housing Council by Ahmed Hussen, the federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.  The National Housing Council’s mandate is to advance Canadian housing policy by providing advice to the Minister of Housing.


Prior to working with CHF Canada, Tim worked with several housing and advocacy organizations.  He currently resides in the Ottawa region with his partner and newborn son.

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