Giving Back: Bonnie Martell Joins Board of Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa

With her passion in affordable housing and community development, Colonnade BridgePort’s Senior Manager of Development Bonnie Martell has joined the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa (Habitat GO), and has also been named chair of the organization’s Land Committee.

A member of the Land Committee for the past three years, Bonnie’s expertise has assisted in the development of the successful 8-unit Wateridge Village and 15-unit Kemptville Korners projects. In her new roles, Bonnie is looking forward to having an even bigger impact on Ottawa’s affordable housing market.

“It is a privilege to work alongside like-minded individuals who are committed to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership,” said Bonnie. “From board and committee members, to an incredible staff and volunteer core, the devotion of everyone involved in Habitat GO to execute this mission is undeniable.”

Bonnie has been an integral member of Colonnade BridgePort’s development team since 2015. Focused on strategic project positioning and delivery, she executes on a variety of asset types from acquisition and entitlements through to project completion. Bonnie played a key role in the execution and delivery of Colonnade BridgePort’s first three mixed-use multi-family developments.

Bonnie is a graduate of the Urban and Regional Planning program at Ryerson University, a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner. Along with her roles with Habitat GO, Bonnie serves on the Executive Committee of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Ottawa, and is an active career mentor with Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO).