Message from the Executive Director:

Over more than thirty years as Executive Director, I have seen several hundred people’s lives transformed because of AIS' housing and support services. Tenant stories of resilience, and aspirations are inspiring.

AIS is fortunate to have a committed volunteer Board of Directors. They provide sound guidance in the areas of real estate, finance, law, tenancy matters, community advocacy, health charity consulting, social media and business.

The dedicated staff team support tenants in big ways. Navigating a complex mental health system, standing by their side advocating for their rights; enjoying a laugh; and sharing stories of triumph...all add up to a rewarding day at work.

I am grateful to the tenants for providing their input into service delivery, the staff for their commitment to social justice, the volunteers who bring their special talents, and the board members for their vision and expertise. They should all take pride in knowing that AIS' housing and support services are making a difference in Toronto.

AIS ... more than housing!




Executive Director

  • Marissa Bastidas                                                                                                

Program  Manager

  •  Mary Lindsey

Finance Director

  •   Sally Pan 

Fundraising Co-ordinator

  •   Keshab Basnet

Accounting Assistant 

  •   Grace Li

Office Administrator 

  •   Firoz Osmani

Community Support Workers: 

  • Michel Erker
  • Andrzej Tarnas
  • Jennifer England
  • Jaime Londono
  • Zachary Grant
  • Aleli Aspuria

Community Development Workers

  • Sara Glencross
  • Keshab Basnet
Trauma & Spiritual Care Workers
  • Kanae Kinoshita
Home Organizing, Decluttering and Pest Control
  • Michele McNaughton

Registered Dietician

  • Catherine M. Smith
Property Manager                                                              
  • Ray Fortune
Maintenance & Cleaning Staff
  • Jun Shen
  • Karl Salaj
  • Thavam Premachandrakumar