About Us

Established in 2009, the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network (NLHHN) works with ten regional Community Advisory Boards and other stakeholders to identify and address issues and challenges related to housing and homelessness in rural and remote communities across our province. The Network was incorporated as a non-profit organization in March 2013 and became a registered charity in 2021. In addition to collaborating with our Community Advisory Boards and other stakeholders, the Network operates the Provincial Learning Centre and the Network Café.

The Provincial Learning Centre is an ideal training/meeting space that is utilized by the Network to offer in-person, virtual, and blended training opportunities to front-line organizations across the province, and is also available to be rented for public or private training, conferences, and events.

The Network Café is a social enterprise that operates as a small restaurant providing catering to the Provincial Learning Centre. The Network Café provides training and employment in a supportive and non-judgmental environment for persons who face barriers entering or re-entering the workforce.

Mission

Shaping the response to housing and homelessness in rural and remote Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Vision

To be a provincial advocate and voice of housing and homelessness in rural and remote Newfoundland and Labrador.  

Values 

Innovative 
We embrace changes and challenges in innovative ways. 

Inclusive
We are committed to leaving no one behind.  We meet people where they are. 

Collaborative 
We work collaboratively and creatively with partners and stakeholders. 

Responsive
We respond appropriately to identified needs with respect and dignity.

Supportive 
We support the people who support the people with housing and homelessness needs.

Our Team

Cyril Tobin
Executive Director
cyril[at]nlhhn[dot]org

Jeff Hillyard
Communications & Training Coordinator
jeff[at]nlhhn[dot]org

Denise Read
HIFIS Training Coordinator
hifis[at]nlhhn[dot]org

Vacant
Finance & Administration Officer
administration[at]nlhhn[dot]org

Our Board

Sam Synard
Board Chair
Former Mayor of Marystown

Noreen Careen 
Board Member
Executive Director, Labrador West Status of Women Council
CAB: Labrador West Housing and Homelessness Coalition 

Sharon Snook 
Board Member
Chief Development Officer, Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation
CAB: Burin Peninsula Housing and Homelessness Committee 

Bernice Hancock 
Board Member
Executive Director, Stephenville Community Education Network
CAB: Southwestern NL Housing & Homelessness Committee 

Jade Kearly 
Board Member
Interagency Coordinator, Community Mental Health Initiative
CAB: Community Coalition on Housing & Homelessness – Corner Brook 

 

Stephen Williams 
Board Member
Chief Executive Officer, Exploits Valley YMCA
CAB: Central Housing & Homelessness Network – Grand Falls – Winsor

 

 

Harold Smith 
Board Member 
Lawyer (Retired) 

 

Visit Us

77 Charter Avenue, Suite 100
(Entrance on East Drive)
St. John’s, NL, A1A 0N2

Call Us

Ph: (709) 722-1030
Fax: (709) 722-8335

NLHHN is a non-profit Registered Charity. Official Income Tax Receipts are available upon request. NLHHN Charitable registration number is 819391939RR0002.