David Ellis

Operations Director

Originally from the UK, David has had various careers ranging from schoolteacher, computer software engineer, homeopath, university lecturer, tai chi teacher, graphic designer, builder, volunteer firefighter and most recently owner and operator of a vegetarian restaurant/coffee shop in rural Newfoundland. At heart he is a designer and engineer. He has maintained a healthy interest in architecture throughout his life. He is also an ardent environmentalist with interests in ecological building design. These passions came to fruition when the opportunity arose, with his wife, to design and build their own eco-house house in Newfoundland. His interest in building design, social justice issues and awareness of the lack of affordable housing led him to help set up Otter Housing Association.

About Us

Otter Housing Association

Our mandate is to promote access to green affordable housing through planning, development, construction and operation within Newfoundland and Labrador’s rural communities.

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OHA Updates

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    Forging Ahead

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    OHA has been busy working through our land survey and completing funding applications. In partnership with the Town of Port Rexton, we have submitted an…

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    Atlantic Social Impact Exchange Summit

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    In September 2023, Olivia joined Atlantic Canada’s social entrepreneurs and change-makers at the Social Impact Exchange Summit for three days of networking and knowledge-sharing. Thank…

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    Otters in the UK

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    In March 2023, Olivia and David headed across the pond to make connections with housing projects and communities in the UK. We are pleased to…