Shaun Simms

As the Vice President of People, Culture and Communications at Ottawa Community Housing Corporation, Shaun Simms is a highly respected senior leader with 30 years of experience. Her role highlights the importance of the staff and their involvement in creating the desired culture at OCHC. That is, connecting the dots between how the employees’ day-to day-work contributes to the OCHC strategic goals. 

Shaun provides leadership and oversight to the human resources and communications functions, fostering a culture of leadership, accountability, and continuous improvement. The OCHC Culture Roadmap reflects a well-planned journey that contributes to a positive and engaging employee experience. Under Shaun’s leadership, structures and supports reinforce OCHC strengths, promote health, safety, wellness, diversity and inclusion, encourage professional development, and celebrate organizational excellence. 

On any given day, Shaun wants every OCHC employee to be able to say with conviction, “We are proud because every day we make a difference.” 

Shaun is passionate about inspiring a positive, tenant-focused approach that reflects OCHC values, through our people. Her innovative, entrepreneurial nature, coupled with her proven ability to lead and promote collaboration within the corporation and across the social housing sector, are at the heart of all that she does.