Landlord’s Self-Help Centre is governed by a ten-member volunteer Board of Directors comprised of individuals who represent the client constituency and skilled professionals and who have taken an interest in the work and business affairs of the Centre.
2022 Board of Directors
Jason McGuire, President
Jason is a Property Manager and President of Real Property Management Service, specializing in offering landlords a hands off and full service solution to owning rental properties. Our portfolio includes many varieties of rental properties including single family homes, basement apartments, condo units, multiplexes, and apartment buildings. Through the overseeing and managing of many different properties Jason brings an insight from his experience. Jason owns and a variety of rental properties throughout Canada and draws on his experience to assist LSHC. Jason was appointed by the Board of Directors in November 2011 and elected by the membership in October 2012.
Raj Bharati, Vice President
Raj Bharati is a lawyer at the Technical Standards & Safety Authority. He previously worked at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Regional Municipality of York and at an environmental law firm. Raj was until recently a small-scale landlord and has experience with Landlord and Tenant Board proceedings. He is particularly interested in contributing to LSHC’s government relations, law reform activities, and raising public awareness of landlord issues. He was a founding board member of Cycle Toronto and also serves on a City of Toronto committee of adjustment.
Tory Sullivan, Secretary
Tory is a self-employed property manager and has enjoyed this role for the last 15 years. She has been an active member of LSHC since 2001 and participated in the focus group for CMHC’s Best Practices Guide for Residential Rental Investors in 2006 and has been involved with the Landlord Connect Project since it’s inception. Tory is a landlord with four apartments in the Beach area of Toronto. She and her husband have two children. Tory became a member of the Board of Directors in March 2007 and is a member of the Program Development Committee.
Raymond D’souza, Treasurer
Raymond currently works with the Liberty Utilities Canada as a Business Transformation Manager. With his 25+ years of finance experience specializing in Finance and Accounting offering an array of skills in cash flow forecasting, budgetary planning, productivity metrics analysis, team management and stakeholder engagement. Raymond became a member of the board of directors in February 2020 and is keen to offer his finance and accounting knowledge to the clinic.
As a Paralegal and entrepreneur in Toronto, Samantha brings multiple years of passion and dedication to the lobbying and betterment of legislation for landlords like herself. Full-time, Samantha provides legal service to the financial community with a prime focus is Small Claims Court Litigation and enforcement.
With over five years volunteering within the legal community, Samantha has held keys roles such as Chairperson of the education committee for the Paralegal Society of Ontario; and currently holds the position of Secretary of the Regional Representation Committee with the Ontario Paralegal Association. Samantha can also be found hosting Get Legal Milton, which is a call show surrounding multiple areas of law.
Vijay has been a small-scale landlord and a member of Landlord’s Self Help Centre since 2009. He has held senior-level roles at various banks for over 25 years. Currently, he is a Paralegal and Principal of Denali Paralegal Services and focuses his practice in the areas of Landlord-Tenant disputes, Small Claims Court and Traffic tickets. Vijay joined the Board of Directors in 2021 with the aim of giving back to the community.
LSHC currently recruiting for three vacant positions on the Board of Directors. We are seeking individuals who, in addition to the basic requirements, have skills and experience in the areas of Information Technology; and Fundraising. We are also seeking a lawyer who practices in the area of residential tenancies law and has experience both the Landlord and Tenant Board and Divisional Court.
Landlord’s Self-Help Centre is always interested in recruiting volunteers to participate on Board committees. Committee members often become candidates for board vacancies, committee work provides a strong foundation of knowledge about the Centre and insight into operations, policies, procedures, history and objectives.