Hope Jamieson: Bio
Hope Jamieson (they/them) began their work in affordable housing as a grassroots organizer in Vancouver, fighting evictions in the downtown eastside. After returning to St. John’s, they were elected as councillor for Ward 2 on St. John’s City Council, spearheading a 10-year affordable housing strategy as council’s housing lead during their term.
In 2020, Hope joined the team at the Community Housing Transformation Centre as program manager for Newfoundland and Labrador and co-ordinator of the Regional Energy Coach program. In that role, they were tasked with supporting non-profit and co-op housing providers in developing and implementing innovative new business models, especially in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Hope left the Centre in 2022 to pursue their MBA in Social enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Memorial University of Newfoundland. They now work as a housing researcher and consultant while pursuing a Ph.D. in Management at Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration, researching innovative solutions to the housing crisis.