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Two lawyers added to Habitat for Humanity Canada’s board

Tuesday, June 02, 2020 @ 3:21 PM | By John Schofield


Two lawyers have joined Habitat for Humanity Canada as first-time members of its national board of directors. 

According to a press release from Habitat for Humanity Canada, Calgary-based Anubhav Chaitanya is currently the director of Legal Affairs (Western Canada) for First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust. He began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta in 2012 and served on its board as vice-chair, chair and past chair. The graduate of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law and Faculty of Business has also served as a volunteer instructor with the Alberta government’s board development program and on other boards, including the board of Travel Alberta.   

Kathleen Flynn of Toronto recently retired as executive vice-president real estate, general counsel and corporate aecretary for Indigo Books & Music. She has more than 30 years of experience in legal and governance roles in the retail sector and in private legal practice. Flynn, who holds a bachelor of laws degree from Queen’s University and a master of laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, has also served on the boards of two not-for-profits in her community and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

Habitat for Humanity Canada’s 15-member board includes two other lawyers, vice-chair Raelene Lee of Newfoundland and secretary Riccardo Trecroce of the Greater Toronto Area. Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada works to promote and build affordable housing.