Mike Van Boom has now been hired as our full-time Housing Ambassador, with funding from the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Community Foundation
A Pastor in the Christian Reformed Church for ten years, Mike has served in both youth and senior Pastor roles. Passionate about Social Justice, especially in the context of hospitality and compassion for those living in extreme poverty, Mike has a history of encouraging the greater engagement of faith communities in tackling poverty in both Lethbridge and Edmonton contexts.
Mike also has one foot firmly in his community, currently serving as President of the McCauley Community League. In that context, he has led his community in conversations around housing, and had opportunities to participate in important conversations on Housing-related issues at both City Council and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.
Mike’s primary task will be to assist Edmonton neighbourhoods in hosting community conversations about permanent supportive and affordable housing. His ways of doing this may include presentations, workshops, media relations, publications, and use of the Internet and social media.