March 9, 2023
Special Housing Advisor to Evergreen. Strategic planning; Advocacy; Housing policy.
For more than four decades, Sean Gadon has been dedicated to working with Canadians to deliver affordable housing solutions for low-income families and individuals. His track record includes successfully working as a tenant organizer, building non-profit and co-operative housing for labour unions and community organizations, providing strategic advice on housing and homelessness issues to elected officials and working in an executive capacity within the voluntary sector. As the former national president of Raising the Roof, he led a national effort in building awareness and finding solutions to homelessness in Canada. For more than ten years Sean led the City of Toronto’s affordable housing efforts, most recently as the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat.
Presently Sean provides “action advice” on housing, community and urban affairs to the not-for-profit sector, the private sector and governments. He is a part-time Special Housing Advisor to Evergreen on the delivery of the Housing Supply Challenge Support Program. He recently contributed to the work of the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission. Sean is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Urban Studies Program. Currently he splits his time living in downtown Toronto, Ontario, and the beautiful town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia.