Jeff Morrison, Executive Director, Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA)

Jeff Morrison has served as Executive Director of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association since January 2016.  Before joining CHRA, Jeff was Associate Director, Federal Affairs with Glaxo SmithKline, and before then, served as Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs with the Canadian Pharmacists Association for five years.  Jeff has held many other senior positions in the non-profit world, including President of the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies and Director of Government Relations and Director of Environment for the Canadian Construction Association. Jeff has also worked for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and several Members of Parliament in the 1990s.

Jeff holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and History and a Masters of Arts in science politique canadienne from the University of Ottawa. He is very active in the  community; he currently sits on the Board of Directors of Operation Come Home, A Way Home Canada, and Chairs the organization of the Ottawa Pride Run.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of Bruce House, and as President of the Board of Directors of the Centretown Community Health Centre for two years.  In 2014, he ran for Ottawa City Council in Somerset ward, finishing 2nd out of 11 candidates.