Miriam Fry has recently left her position after 6 years as the executive director of Families Matter Co-operative, a family support organization for those supporting loved ones with developmental disabilities. Appropriate supported housing is one of the key concerns of these families. Miriam was one of the authors of “Ending the Wait” which led to the province’s Innovative Housing Task Force. Before that, Miriam spent over 25 years at the CBC, as a journalist and a journalistic manager.
Miriam is the president of Ottawa Carleton Lifeskills, an organization that provides housing and support for adults with disabilities. She sits on the advisory committee of Doors Open Ottawa and has been a long-time volunteer English language tutor for newcomers.