Our mission

Our mission is to build affordable and dynamic homes for our members by:

  • Creating a financially sustainable community housing project

  • Facilitating mutual aid between residents

  • Engaging residents in Brick by Brick management

  • Building a hub for creative social intervention that is accessible to the wider community

 

Our campaign

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Brick by Brick Community Bonds

  • A competitive zero-fee investment opportunity
  • A way to diversify your savings while having a positive impact
  • An investment backed by real assets

Brick by Brick Community Housing

  • Affordable quality housing managed by experienced administrators who are accountable to residents.
  • A common space where services can be provided to meet basic needs.
  • An award-winning project that is founded on solidarity rather than charity.
 

Our membership

Membership is open to anyone seeking a supportive environment that promotes self-discovery, diversity of expression, mutual-aid, dedication, and social engagement.

We recognize that those who stand to gain the most from community housing are those that are most adversely affected by racism, patriarchy and ableism. That is why we are committed to providing access to space in our building equitably. 

 

Our team

 
Sophie Le-Phat Ho — Project manager Sophie Le-Phat Ho is a cultural organizer from Montreal with a multidisciplinary background in the community, non-profit, academic, public as well as private sectors. With more than 10 years of experience as a project manager with a social justice approach, she focuses on strategic thinking and develops creative collaborations in order to foster a critical culture founded on solidarity.

Sophie Le-Phat Ho
— Project manager

Sophie Le-Phat Ho is a cultural organizer from Montreal with a multidisciplinary background in the community, non-profit, academic, public as well as private sectors. With more than 10 years of experience as a project manager with a social justice approach, she focuses on strategic thinking and develops creative collaborations in order to foster a critical culture founded on solidarity.

Faiz Abhuani —Executive director Faiz has been a community organizer for over 15 years. He has worked on a number of issues around expanding access to healthcare, immigrant rights and popular education. He has contributed to the efforts of a variety of organizations including Project Genesis, Le Frigo Vert, No One Is Illegal, CKUT Community Radio, the Quebec Public Interest Research Group, Moisson Montréal and the McGill University Student’ Union. His objective remains to promote a long term vision for social change and to raise awareness on the importance of building infrastructure for success.

Faiz Abhuani
—Executive director

Faiz has been a community organizer for over 15 years. He has worked on a number of issues around expanding access to healthcare, immigrant rights and popular education. He has contributed to the efforts of a variety of organizations including Project Genesis, Le Frigo Vert, No One Is Illegal, CKUT Community Radio, the Quebec Public Interest Research Group, Moisson Montréal and the McGill University Student’ Union. His objective remains to promote a long term vision for social change and to raise awareness on the importance of building infrastructure for success.

Frank Suerich-Gulick —Development analyst Trained as a mechanical engineer, Frank is a founding member of Le Coteau vert Housing Cooperative, a 95-unit sustainable affordable housing complex in Rosemont. He was active in developing and building the complex; he then co-coordinated its maintenance committee for several years, and now serves as the Treasurer on its board of directors. He's our go to guy for all things technical.

Frank Suerich-Gulick
—Development analyst

Trained as a mechanical engineer, Frank is a founding member of Le Coteau vert Housing Cooperative, a 95-unit sustainable affordable housing complex in Rosemont. He was active in developing and building the complex; he then co-coordinated its maintenance committee for several years, and now serves as the Treasurer on its board of directors. He's our go to guy for all things technical.

Nantali Indongo —Creative action analyst Daughter of parents who were activists by circumstance from small Caribbean islands, Nantali Indongo follows those natural instincts; carrying the torch into classrooms and communities, into studios and onto stages, with master's tools and microphones; exposing to educate, rhyming to rouse. Co-founder of the Hip Hop No Pop series and researcher/writer-broadcaster at CBC Radio Montreal. Sense of purpose: to push conversations forward to a place where positive inspiration becomes positive action.

Nantali Indongo
—Creative action analyst

Daughter of parents who were activists by circumstance from small Caribbean islands, Nantali Indongo follows those natural instincts; carrying the torch into classrooms and communities, into studios and onto stages, with master's tools and microphones; exposing to educate, rhyming to rouse. Co-founder of the Hip Hop No Pop series and researcher/writer-broadcaster at CBC Radio Montreal. Sense of purpose: to push conversations forward to a place where positive inspiration becomes positive action.

Théo Klein —Marketing coodinator Théo is a student at Mcgill University majoring in Economics. He has an entrepreneurial passion with a problem-solving mindset with an expertise in Digital Marketing and Graphic Design. He has founded 3 startups and worked with 3 others in Montreal over the past three years. He is delighted to support Brick by Brick and have the opportunity to make a difference.

Théo Klein
—Marketing coodinator

Théo is a student at Mcgill University majoring in Economics. He has an entrepreneurial passion with a problem-solving mindset with an expertise in Digital Marketing and Graphic Design. He has founded 3 startups and worked with 3 others in Montreal over the past three years. He is delighted to support Brick by Brick and have the opportunity to make a difference.

Juniper Belshaw —Management consultant Juniper has ten-years experience in funding and business development, administration, and project management on collaborative teams. She currently works at Cirque du Soleil as a Senior Advisor in Talent Development and Culture, and has worked as an organizational development consultant to nonprofit, private, and public organizations. She is passionate about creating workplaces where diverse teams thrive.

Juniper Belshaw
—Management consultant

Juniper has ten-years experience in funding and business development, administration, and project management on collaborative teams. She currently works at Cirque du Soleil as a Senior Advisor in Talent Development and Culture, and has worked as an organizational development consultant to nonprofit, private, and public organizations. She is passionate about creating workplaces where diverse teams thrive.

Jon McPhedran Waitzer —Management consultant Jon began his career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co, before working in social entrepreneurship at Ashoka and then serving as Director at Head & Hands, one of Montreal's longest-standing grassroots community organizations. He now works as an independent consultant and researcher, and he's excited to support Brick by Brick as a strategic advisor.

Jon McPhedran Waitzer
—Management consultant

Jon began his career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co, before working in social entrepreneurship at Ashoka and then serving as Director at Head & Hands, one of Montreal's longest-standing grassroots community organizations. He now works as an independent consultant and researcher, and he's excited to support Brick by Brick as a strategic advisor.

Grace Ding —Third party financial consultant Grace is Financial Consultant at Financial Service Investors Group. She's a pro at investment planning, wealth management, tax planning and estate planning. Grace is progressive minded and passionate about community building, art, history, music and yoga.

Grace Ding
—Third party financial consultant

Grace is Financial Consultant at Financial Service Investors Group. She's a pro at investment planning, wealth management, tax planning and estate planning. Grace is progressive minded and passionate about community building, art, history, music and yoga.

 

Brick by Brick is made possible thanks to the support of: