Sheila McLaughlin

Development Manager

Sheila has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of developing government-funded housing projects — from group homes to assisted living facilities, conception through construction, mortgage insurance to community development. She held senior positions with CMHC and BC Housing in their social housing departments, ran her own consulting business and, since 2008, has been working for Terra Housing as a Development Manager.

Sheila is active in her local community as an advocate for the development of inclusive and affordable housing for all. She was integral to the formation of the first community-based housing society in Maple Ridge in 2003, which recently completed their first 46-unit supportive housing project. For several years, she represented Maple Ridge's community services network on the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness. Sheila was also a steering committee member for Smart Growth on the Ground's first community consultation process in 2007.