Cortes Community Housing

It’s happening!

affordable year round housing
for community members
of all ages.


The Cortes Island Seniors Society (CISS), whose commitment to the welfare of seniors have propelled them to make affordable housing a possibility for more seniors and beyond. Their board members are as follows:

Sue Ellingsen (president), Mark Christian (vice president), Peter Elliott (secretary), Brad Betz (treasurer), Elinore Harwood, Judy Malek, Jenn Stevens, Gail Ringwood, Wilson Baker, Elizabeth Anderson (liaison to CISS housing committee).

The Cortes Island Foundation (CIF) whose mandate is to foster a culture of giving and to support a wide range of emergent community needs. Their board members include: David Rousseau, Colin Funk, Mary Lavelle, Deepa Narayan, Priya Huffman. 

The Housing Committee (HC) is a subcommittee of the CISS. It is charged by both parties to envision, fund and execute this bold housing initiative, which was initially conceived and inspired by the CIF. Their members are:
Elizabeth Anderson (CISS liaison)
Noba Anderson
David Rousseau  (CIF liaison)
Priya Huffman

Supported by:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sandra Wood (project coordinator)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ian Scott (development consultant)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hayley Newell (admin assistant)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cathy Winter (book keeper)


We give special thanks to Tides Canada-USA, numerous foundations, and individual loaner/donors who stepped in wholeheartedly to support this project, some of whom wish to remain anonymous.  Thanks to their generosity and the work of those mentioned above, we can now say…

It’s happening!