Julie is Secretary-General for Cooperative Housing International. Since 2014 Julie has been raising awareness, facilitating peer to peer exchanges, and sharing good practices at a global level about cooperative and other forms of community-led housing. For the past thirty years Julie has worked in cooperative housing in organizational development, government relations, property management, communication, and project management. In an effort to raise awareness about environmental sustainability in housing coops Julie founded the Greener Co-op Microgrants program which she manages for the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. Since 2016 Julie has awarded $726,000 in microgrants to over 200 housing cooperatives throughout Canada.