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Lisa-Joan Overholt was the Senior Director of Community Safety and Council Liason...
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One of the people who were mentioned in a scathing report released by the Toronto Ombudsman, is no longer employed by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

Lisa-Joan Overholt was the Senior Director, Community Safety and Council Liaison and her resignation was effective May 5th.

Last month, Ombudsman Fiona Crean pointed out a slew of improper hiring practices.

Some of those problems cost CEO Gene Jones his job.

In the wake of that report, Overholt was singled out because of her ties to Mayor Rob Ford. Four years ago, she was working on Ford's campaign to be Mayor.

Crean had said the position that Overholt held was a job that was recently created, was never advertised, and simply given to her, along with a 30 thousand dollar raise.

Her salary at the TCHC was more than 112 thousand dollars last year.

In the meantime City Council voted to adopt the Ombudsman's report on the TCHC and its improper hiring practices and voted in favour of an ammended  motion put forth by Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly that requested the City Manager establish a team of city staffers to "provide assistance to the TCH Board of Directors and its executive leadership team."

Councillor Janet Davis ammended the motion to include a call for the City Manager and Acting CEO of the TCHC to consider using third party Human Resource consultants "to ensure the distinct roles of service manager and shareholder are maintained through this process".  The ammended motion passed.

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One of the people who were mentioned in a scathing report released by the Toronto Ombudsman, is no longer employed by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

Lisa-Joan Overholt was the Senior Director, Community Safety and Council Liaison and her resignation was effective May 5th.

Last month, Ombudsman Fiona Crean pointed out a slew of improper hiring practices.

Some of those problems cost CEO Gene Jones his job.

In the wake of that report, Overholt was singled out because of her ties to Mayor Rob Ford. Four years ago, she was working on Ford's campaign to be Mayor.

Crean had said the position that Overholt held was a job that was recently created, was never advertised, and simply given to her, along with a 30 thousand dollar raise.

Her salary at the TCHC was more than 112 thousand dollars last year.

In the meantime City Council voted to adopt the Ombudsman's report on the TCHC and its improper hiring practices and voted in favour of an ammended  motion put forth by Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly that requested the City Manager establish a team of city staffers to "provide assistance to the TCH Board of Directors and its executive leadership team."

Councillor Janet Davis ammended the motion to include a call for the City Manager and Acting CEO of the TCHC to consider using third party Human Resource consultants "to ensure the distinct roles of service manager and shareholder are maintained through this process".  The ammended motion passed.

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