Azam Khattak works with the Sustainable Housing Initiative (SHI) as a Research Analyst. He specializes in research investigation, data analytics and business case development. He does work not only with the SHI at the Rural Development Network (RDN) but also its other initiatives such as the Rural Homelessness Estimation Initiative which provides the necessary data required to highlight the need of developing affordable housing in rural communities across Canada. Prior to joining RDN, Azam worked for the Government of Canada as a Capital Assistant in Indigenous Services. Azam is motivated and passionate about affordable housing industry and making use of his skills and expertise to support the development of healthy communities. His experience working with client needs and objectives in small and focused communities allows Azam to be an important of the SHI team.
Azam completed a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance and a minor in Management Information Systems from the University of Alberta. He was the External Director of the Business Finance Association and president of a mental health club during his time at the U of A. During his time at university, Azam was an avid volunteer, having volunteered with Learning Beyond Borders, Kids Help Phone and the Student Union Market Research Team in the past.