As Executive Director of Horizon Housing Society, Kim O’Brien is passionate about providing people an affordable place to call home and the chance to feel like they’re part of a community. She also believes in the importance of working collaboratively toward sustainable solutions.Kim joined Horizon Housing in 2008, after a very successful period as Vice-President of Investments for Boardwalk Rental Communities in Toronto, where she managed a $1-billion-plus mortgage portfolio. Horizon Housing offered a perfect marriage of her property management acumen and her passion for community. In 2010, she was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40.
Kim has fully immersed herself in the affordable housing sector: she plays an integral role in the organizing committee for National Housing Day, and lends her voice to key initiatives such as the community affordable housing strategy and RESOLVE Campaign.
Kim holds a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University. She is on the Finance Committee for the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter and is also a board member of the Alberta Global Forum.