Elias Forsberg-Armstrong is a Development Intern for Cahdco and CCOC. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Management Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has experience working in the non-profit sector, primarily in international development and industrial engineering. At Cahdco, Elias is focused on improving and developing efficient business processes

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Amy Contreras

Amy Contreras, our new Communications Officer for Cahdco and CCOC. With a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and over 5 years of experience, she has made a significant impact on organizations in Honduras. Amy’s journey started in Central America, where she honed her skills in strategic communication and corporate image. Her passion for supporting development projects led her to collaborate with organizations in her home country, working toward positive change and sustainable growth. She ventured to Canada to further enrich her knowledge by pursuing her post-graduate education in project management and organizational management.  Amy firmly believes that collaboration and teamwork are the foundations of success in any organization.

Cat Carkner

Cat Carkner (she/her) is a Development Project Coordinator for Cahdco and CCOC. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Social Entrepreneurship from McGill University. Prior to Cahdco, Cat worked in social impact, academic research, and higher education. In this role, Cat supports the planning, implementation, and tracking of affordable housing projects. New to the housing sector, she is excited to help create more sustainable, livable, and equitable cities.

Christine D’Silva

Christine D'Silva brings a decade of expertise to Ottawa's property management landscape, collaborating seamlessly with individual landlords and leading developers. Specializing in multi-family residential rentals, she has successfully launched numerous new developments and implemented programming and amenity spaces to cultivate a sense of community. Committed to continuous improvement, Christine dedicates herself to enhancing processes and finding efficiencies for tenants, property managers, and developers. Her passion for building thriving communities and streamlining operations aligns with her mission to contribute to the creation of more affordable housing in Canada.  

The Toolbox+ Blueprints Program Is Open For Registration

Due to high demand, our Blueprints program is preparing two cohorts simultaneously! The program will supply all the tools for organizations still in the early development stage interested in learning about critical development activities.