Vincent Lam is the Communications Officer for Cahdco and CCOC. In this role, Vincent will design, edit, and deliver all print and digital communications relating to Cahdco and its Toolbox+ program. He has a background in communications in the technology and education sectors and is focused on increasing the knowledge and capacity of building affordable housing across Canada.

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Adrian Schut

Adrian Schut is Cahdco's Director of Construction. He is an experienced builder, with a background in multi-residential structures and custom homes. As a project lead for the past ten years, he has successfully competed dozens of units and built a strong network of local trades people and suppliers. Following six years operating Adrian Schut Construction Inc. he entered the affordable housing space in 2021 bringing his private sector experience in high performance buildings to Ottawa’s landscape. Attention to detail and familiarity with advanced building techniques allow him to build better, faster and on budget.  Adrian lives in Ottawa with his wife and three children. Beyond work he and his family enjoy running, cross country skiing and trying to stay warm in the winter, all with varying degrees of success.

Amy Contreras

Amy Contreras, is the 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. Amy is currently away on maternity leave.

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.

We are hiring volunteer board members!

Are you passionate about the City of Ottawa and affordable housing? Do you want to make a real impact in your community? Do you want to grow your professional development skills alongside a thoughtful group of volunteers? If this sounds like you, you should consider running for Cahdco’s Board of Directors!