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Marcel Swain, BComm, LLB

Marcel is currently the CEO of Lu’ma Native Housing Society, British Columbia’s largest Aboriginal housing society. He has led Lu’ma for over 30 years, helping to build a current portfolio of 15 housing projects with nearly 300 units and a market value of more than $40 million.  During his tenure, Marcel has used innovation and creativity in working with many different public and private partners. He has been instrumental in forging partnerships which have pioneered sustainable ways to build and manage Aboriginal housing projects.


Previously, he was a Senior Administrator for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Canada’s national housing agency.


Marcel was a founding member and past president of the National Aboriginal Housing Association (NAHA), an organization which advocates on behalf of non-reserve Aboriginal housing providers.


Marcel served as Vice President of the Me-Dian Credit Union, an Aboriginal lending institution in Manitoba. He has served as president, vice president and director of several non-profit housing societies and has been a director of the Vancouver Aboriginal Justice Council Society. He was a financial advisor Native Women’s Association of Canada.