Graham Cubitt is the Director of Projects & Development at Indwell, a Hamilton-based Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness, and belonging. Graham has overseen development of housing for over 500 households, with another 440 apartments in planning and construction phases. Indwell’s approach to affordable housing focuses on creating vibrant, livable communities – often through adaptive-reuse of derelict buildings, or by new construction. Indwell has adopted Passive House design strategies for its current three projects under construction, becoming a Canadian leader in demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of energy-efficient and accessible buildings. These projects have highlighted the challenges faced in creating very low energy or net-zero projects. Demonstrating how to overcome these challenges is now part of Indwell’s approach to proving that high-value cost effective affordable housing with supports is possible when a community works together for long-term benefits.
When not working on affordable housing, Graham and his wife Emma, an Associate at Invizij Architects, help lead The Mustard Seed Co-op, Hamilton’s community-owned grocery store, and were honoured as Hamilton’s Environmentalists of the Year in 2017. Their dream is to help realize a world where everyone can flourish.