Meet CHF Canada’s newest staff, Rajathi and Jaclyn
Published August 14, 2020
CHF Canada is proud to introduce our two new staff members, Rajathi Ratnasiri and Jaclyn Johnston. While they’re both currently working from home like the rest of CHF Canada’s staff, they look forward to meeting members when it is safe to do so.
Working with co-ops to plan for a sustainable future
Rajathi Ratnasiri joined CHF Canada in May as Program Manager, Asset Management Services.
She’ll be working with housing co-ops across the country to ensure that they are environmentally and financially sustainable for the long term.
Rajathi brings to CHF Canada a broad experience in the acquisition, development, and leasing of multi-unit residential rental properties across Canada as a Senior Real Estate Analyst with CAPREIT. Rajathi has expertise in property management, building operations, financial analysis, and planning.
“I’m looking forward to working hand-in-hand with the co-ops to plan for the future of their homes and community. Affordable housing is so relevant and vital in the current housing market, and being able to be part of helping to ensure co-ops sustainable and continued success makes me proud and excited to work for CHF Canada,” says Rajathi.
Outside of work, Rajathi enjoys travelling and reading, and has also recently have taken up boxing. She has also volunteered as a math and English tutor at the Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre.
Helping Nova Scotia co-ops
Jaclyn Johnston started at CHF Canada in June in the role of Co-ordinator, Atlantic Region. She’ll be working closely with co-ops in the Atlantic Region to perform operational reviews, and to support other initiatives that help foster understanding, awareness and learning of co-operative housing development and growth as well as scale and alternative governance models that enhance sustainability among members and the sector.
Jaclyn has over ten years’ experience in the property management industry, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mount Saint Vincent University, as well as a Project Management Professional certification.
Asked what most excites her about her role, Jaclyn says, “I’m looking forward to working with directly with our local co-operative housing boards and learning more about their co-operative communities.”
Outside of work, Jaclyn enjoys camping, playing recreational hockey, travelling and DIY projects. She also volunteers and fundraises for animal welfare and her local Boys and Girls Club.
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