About TWC

As industry experts, the team at TWC can assist its clients in delivering housing that is accessible and affordable to their communities' core families and workforce. TWC's experience in formulating new housing ideas and solutions allows communities to grow dynamic neighbourhoods with quality homes for citizens who seek secure affordable rental and ownership housing options.

Staff and associate consultants of the firm possess in-depth knowledge of affordable housing development, housing policy and policy development, housing program administration and affordable homeownership development.

TWC's expertise in housing programs, positive relationships with local governments and stewarding successful relations with both not-for-profit and for profit sectors has given TWC the respected reputation as A Housing Consulting Firm that Works.

Operating out of Cambridge, Ontario since 2003, TWC was incorporated in 2007. 

TWC Housing Sector Affiliations

Tim Welch Consulting Inc. is proud to be a member in good stand with the following housing sector associations:

  • Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
  • Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
  • Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
  • Urban Land Institute

Meet The Team

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 Tim Welch, Principal

Tim is the Principal of TWC and has over 30 years of experience in assisting communities create housing that is accessible and affordable to low and moderate-income households. Tim has provided strategic, practical advice to not for profit and private sector developers of affordable housing as well as municipalities and housing sector organizations. This includes creating housing and homelessness plans, housing strategies, portfolio regeneration and asset leveraging studies. The housing development projects supported by Tim occupy a wide range on the housing continuum including supportive housing for homeless persons, affordable rental for singles and seniors, affordable family rental housing and affordable home ownership.

Before launching TWC, Tim Welch was employed as a Housing Programs Manager with the Region of Waterloo and has previously worked as a municipal and provincial civil servant.

In addition to being a housing wonk, Tim is also a transit geek and cycling enthusiast, as well as occasional producer/roadie for theatrical and musical performances.

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Joy Zhang, Admin Assistant

Joy joined TWC in 2006 and is responsible for the firm’s accounting and administrative functions. In her spare time, Joy enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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 Suzanne Swanton, Housing Consultant

Suzanne Swanton joined the TWC team as a Housing Consultant in 2012.  Suzanne has played a key role in many aspects of the firm’s work including developing business plans, housing & homelessness plans, capital asset reviews, housing research and funding submissions.  As project manager, she has assisted a number of non-profit groups to navigate the complexities of development to bring their affordable housing goals to fruition.

Suzanne’s career as a social worker began assisting individuals and families experiencing homelessness to find affordable housing.  Whether working in developmental services, street outreach or the mental health and addictions field the lack of affordable and supportive housing for low-income and marginalized households undercut her work. Prior to joining TWC, Suzanne obtained a graduate degree in Planning with the intention of bringing her front-line perspective of homelessness to affordable and supportive housing development.

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 Emma Lander, Housing Consultant

Emma has been involved in affordable housing in varying capacities for over a decade.

Since first getting involved with housing redevelopment as a student at Campus Co-op in Toronto, Emma knew she had found her passion. From community development and training in co-ops, to management of supportive housing, assisting non-profits as a trainer and resource person, and various roles on new development and redevelopment projects from 20 to 190 units, she looks at housing from multiple angles.

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 Drew Goursky, Housing Consultant

With over 25 years in all facets of the affordable housing business at the municipal, provincial levels of government, Drew Goursky will bring considerable experience and energy to your projects. Since joining TWC in 2018, Drew has gained a reputation as a positive, collaborative and creative professional that deliver’s quality policy and operational advice alongside project management services for new projects. Beyond working towards finding new affordable housing solutions, in his spare time, Drew is an avid traveller and enjoys his role as an ordained wedding officiant.

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 Patrick Roulstone, Housing Consultant

Patrick has an extensive career in public policy, program design and project management in the affordable and supportive housing, long term care, and public real estate sectors. He started his career working with municipalities and non-profit housing providers to develop over 80 community housing projects (new builds) across Ontario.

In senior roles, Patrick has project managed numerous initiatives, including the regeneration of brownfields for affordable housing, capital programing for a large scale long term care redevelopment project, the Government Lands program (government lands available for affordable housing), and the Renewal Energy Initiative for the social and affordable housing sector. He also led the development and implementation of the Housing and Homelessness Resource Centre that supported Service Managers in Ontario develop their 10 Year Strategic Housing and Homelessness Plans, a first for Ontario.

Patrick has an Master’s Degree, Urban Redevelopment & Urban Design, School of Planning, University of Waterloo, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Real Estate Development, University of Toronto, and an Honours Degree in Economics and Finance, Queens University.

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 Patrick Masterson, Housing Consultant

Patrick joined the TWC team in 2020 having spent the previous six years working in a management role in the co-op non-profit sector in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. His experience working with communities on projects such as refinancing mortgages and coordination of the subsequent large and necessary capital repairs to properties and communities is noteworthy. 

Previously, Patrick worked with environmental non-profit the Toronto Environmental Alliance and the Irish Environmental Network in Dublin where he lived before emigrating to Canada in 2014. 

Patrick has a master's degree in Sustainable Development from Technical University Dublin and an undergraduate degree in Public Health.  

In his spare time, he enjoys a multitude of sports, music and is an avid long-distance runner. 

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 Nuri Chang, Housing Consultant

Nuri Chang has over 5 years of experience in affordable housing and mixed-use real estate development. She has worked with non-profit and co-operative housing providers for new build and retrofit projects. She has also worked with local municipalities in Ontario and in British Columbia on housing research and policy development. She has a Master of Planning degree from Queen’s University. She loves nurturing her community garden in Toronto and exploring many parks and nature reserves with her children.

 

 Ryan Taylor, Housing Consultant

Ryan is a Housing Consultant with TWC and holds a Master of Planning in Urban Development from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. At TWC, Ryan assists clients with development proposals, funding applications, and policy research, and is passionate about finding creative affordable housing solutions.

Prior to his work with TWC, Ryan spent five years as a planning consultant for post-secondary institutions where he devised space solutions for colleges and universities across Canada and internationally. While at Ryerson, Ryan was also the Project Manager and a research assistant for StudentMoveTO, a research partnership of 10 post-secondary institutions and four community organizations advocating for improved transportation options for students in the GTHA. In this role, Ryan oversaw the delivery of the largest-ever survey on student transportation with over 18,000 responses and analyzed the results for publication.

In his spare time, you can find Ryan at his local climbing gym or in a dimly lit venue watching a band.

 

 Hebah Masood, Housing Consultant

Hebah grew up in Chicago where her love of urban issues stems from-- growing up witnessing the disparity between Chicago's North side and the South and West Sides. After completing her undergraduate degree at University of Toronto in Urban Geography she went on to do her Masters of City and Regional Planning with a focus on housing and community development at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. She then worked at a consulting firm assisting with affordable housing projects using LIHTC across the U.S. Recently, she moved back to Toronto and is very excited to join the TWC team. She has a passion for working with communities to tackle urban issues relating to housing, transportation, inequality and isolation.

In her spare time she can be found enjoying the outdoors or editing her podcast.

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 Rebecca McEvoy, Housing Consultant

Rebecca McEvoy has over 5 years of experience in affordable housing development and construction project management. She has worked for non-profit housing providers on everything from supportive housing program administration to planning approvals and build project management. Prior to developing a passion for housing, she worked for several years for a lower tier municipal government in Eastern Ontario. She holds a Masters degree in Rural Planning & Development from the University of Guelph with a focus on Program Development and Evaluation. She is detail oriented and a skilled communicator, bringing great energy and enthusiasm to her work.

 

 Danielle Bisaillon, Housing Consultant

Danielle started her career in landscape architecture and slowly made her way over to the affordable housing development sector.

Danielle has a passion for projects that significantly impact the community and platform underrepresented groups. Having a brother with special needs, Danielle has made it a goal to focus on accessibility through her professional and academic career. Currently, Danielle is attending OCAD university and is working to complete her masters in Inclusive Design.