Build for belonging
Whether we’re building relationships, partnerships, homes, or communities, we do so to create a sense of belonging for those we serve and those who serve with us. To build for belonging is our noble cause—the purpose that grounds us as we advance our mission, values, and vision.
Providing Edmontonians with access to quality, affordable housing.
Better Homes. Brighter Futures.
HomeEd is where low to moderate income Edmontonians find the market-quality, affordable homes they need today, with the stability and services they need for a better tomorrow. Where staff are engaged in meaningful work with opportunities to develop. Where we are reimagining affordable housing in Edmonton, offering a blueprint for inclusive, sustainable communities.
We treat tenants, staff, and neighbours with kindness, compassion, and fairness.
We seek opportunities to learn and progress as we strive to enhance our operations and community impact.
We provide a welcoming, safe, and accessible environment, where everyone has a sense of belonging and dignity.
We take care of our resources, including being prudent financial managers and quality-focused property managers.
We positively contribute to the quality of life wherever we operate by caring for and building relationships with staff, tenants, and stakeholders.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Nick Lilley - Chief Executive Officer
Nick is a growth-minded executive with diverse leadership experience across sectors such as education, infrastructure, and community development. Nick has a strong track record leading strategic change, new ventures and partnerships to drive organizational performance. Since assuming the role of Executive Director in March 2021, Nick has led the transformation of HomeEd’s strategy and operations, positioning the organization to grow its portfolio of affordable housing in Edmonton.
Mark Nixdorf - Director, Property Management
Mark is a seasoned executive with over a decade of experience in the management of condominiums, rental properties, and affordable housing. Mark brings a passion for developing and leading teams to his role overseeing the leasing, maintenance, and renewal of HomeEd’s existing housing portfolio. In joining HomeEd in May 2021, Mark is returning home to Edmonton after an accomplished tenure as the Senior Vice President – Operations for Avenue Living in Calgary.
Clarissa Robinson - Director, Finance & Corporate Services
Clarissa joined HomeEd as the Director of Finance & Corporate Services in the fall of 2021. She has been working in and for the not-for-profit sector for approximately 20 years. Her passion is helping not-for-profits achieve greater impact while adhering to the strict governance, regulatory and financial guidelines. As a CPA with a background in industry, not-for-profit and public practice, she has the unique ability to guide organizations to make strong strategic decisions.
Jonathan Lay - Director, Property Development & Acquisitions
Real estate development and infrastructure projects have taken Jonathan across western Canada and around the world. In 15 years working as a consulting engineer, senior development manager, and vice president for various firms, Jonathan has completed more than $150 million in real estate transactions, including more than $100 million in earned development revenue. In 2019, he was named one of Edmonton’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue Magazine, and is a past board member of the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council.
HomeEd is a non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors appointed by our shareholder. Our sole shareholder is the City of Edmonton as represented by the Mayor and Council as the City’s governing body. The current Board of Directors includes:
- Dave Rumbold (Chair)
- Michelle Wilsdon (Vice-Chair)
- Jessa Aco-Kuchmak
- Peter Jonkman
- Deana Morton
- Sinéad O’Meara
- Dan Rojek
- Adam Sanderman
- James (Jim) Webb
- Elliott Young
- Amy Power
- Colin Brenneis
The organization’s governance structure provides the Board with the decision-making capacity necessary to execute the organization’s mandate. The Board exists to:
- Ensuring an unbroken chain of accountability from the shareholder to corporate performance
- Define corporate expectations and ensure that HomeEd’s business plan reflects the City of Edmonton’s housing priorities
- Assure organizational performance through its Executive Director