Toronto Community Housing
Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC; commonly called TCHC) is a
On April 8, 2010, TCHC tenants between the ages of 14 to 28 years of age went to the polls to vote in the inaugural youth tenant election at locations across the city. Over a two year term, elected youth tenant representatives will sit on youth councils that will have a say on capital priorities and planning in their communities. They will engage youth and work with staff to make things work better at the community level.
On February 25, 2011, an audit conducted by Toronto's auditor general Jeffery Griffiths revealed a list of inappropriate expenses incurred by TCHC as a result of staff abusing the organizations' funds for personal interest. Examples include: A $1850 boat cruise for "staff development" $1925 for manicures and pedicures; $6000 for a planning session in
Frequently deemed the most offensive of all the expenses by media figures, social advocates and TCHC residents alike was the purchase of a box of chocolates from luxury department store
Additionally, contracts were given to personal associates to do repairs and install equipment, which in some case resulted in inferior work and equipment being provided. Some contracts were awarded multiple times, in one case leading to a personal associate of a TCHC staff member receiving two million dollars when the cost of the work should have been significantly less.
The audit was particularly damaging in light of the neglectful handling of TCHC buildings that have fallen into disrepair.
The board has been replaced on a temporary basis by former city councillor Case Ootes.
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