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, 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

The People Behind Tim Welch Consulting

 Tim Welch, Housing Consultant

Tim Welch, principal of Tim Welch Consulting Inc. has more than 25 years of experience and expertise in the affordable housing industry. From his days as a policy advisor to the Ontario Minister of Housing to his role as the Development Consultant for more than 35 affordable housing developments throughout Ontario, Tim has brought much-needed clarity and expertise to the field of housing through policy papers, delivery of programs and the building of new affordable housing.

 Suzanne Swanton, Housing Consultant

Suzanne Swanton is a graduate of the School of Planning from the University of Waterloo and has a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University.  Over Suzanne’s career, she has developed a unique combined expertise in community engagement, research, policy analysis, mental health care and housing development.  She has worked extensively with people who are precariously housed or without shelter and brings this insight to research and policy analysis.  Previously, Suzanne was Project Manager for Hamilton’s Blueprint for Emergency Shelter Services, a system-wide redesign to improve men’s shelter services and assist people to move into long-term housing based on a Housing First model.  As part of the TWC team, Suzanne assists community organizations to navigate the funding and municipal planning components of affordable housing development.

 Joshua Warkentin, Planning Consultant

Josh Warkentin is a graduate from the University of Waterloo's Masters of Arts Planning program and a candidate member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

Josh has helped TWC's clients obtain the necessary development approvals for their projects including minor variances, official plan and zoning By-law amendments, site plan approval and easements. Josh has also contributed to a number of research based projects by providing socio-economic and housing needs analysis.