LSM services supports the success and sustainability of co-operative and non-profit housing communities through sound management. We are committed to strong management and governance, diversity and inclusion. We serve co-op and non-profit housing providers in the Ottawa area.

Good Governance

We provide effective and focused support to volunteer boards of directors.

Efficient office management and timely reporting ensures that boards have the information they need to make sound decisions.

Education & Training

LSM Services facilitates workshops, provides chairing services, and offers consulting services on behalf of CHASEO.

We are committed to lifelong learning. Our staff participates regularly in workshops and conferences and volunteer in the broader co-operative sector.

Resources and Organizational Development

Our staff team includes CHASEO instructors and 2020 Vision Compass facilitators.

We deliver the tools and resources our clients need to plan the future that they want!

We Belong!

We are proud and active members of CHF Canada, CHASEO, and the Ottawa Co-op Network.

Interested in Joining Our Property Management Team? Here’s a link.

We continue to be very proud of our engagement and contributions to the non-profit and co-operative housing sectors and broader co-operative movement.


LSM staff group photo




Lori Simpson

Lori Simpson

General Manager

Prior to starting LSM Services, Lori Simpson provided financial management and community development services to housing co-ops in the Hamilton area as a direct employee, beginning in 1987.
Lori is actively involved in the Co-operative Housing Movement and the broader Co-operative Sector.

  • CHF Canada instructor, delivering workshops at CHF Canada Member Education Forums and CHASEO Education Events.
  • Housing Services Corporation, Resource Committee, Member
  • Ottawa Co-op Network, Member
  • Ontario Staff Network, Eastern Ontario Staff Association Representative
  • Institute of Housing Management, Human Relations Course
  • CHF Canada trained 2020 Vision Facilitator / Instructor
  • Sandy Hill Housing Co-operative, Past President, Former Member
  • CHF Canada, Conflict Resolution and Mediation Training, 1 week training program
  • Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation, Co-ordinator Training Program (1987)



Yvonne Ashby

Yvonne Ashby

Manager, Human Resources & RGI Administration

Yvonne started working with LSM Services in 2005. Before working at LSM, Yvonne began her career with housing co-ops while living at Sequoia Co-operative Homes. Yvonne was an active member of the Sequoia community serving on the board of directors and participating in the many events at the

  • CHF Canada’s Introduction to Co-op Housing Management
  • City of Ottawa RGI Training
  • City of Ottawa Asset Management Training
  • Proficient in HM Worx, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)





LSM Staff In Action