Ronaye Matthew has over 30 years experience in residential development, marketing and construction.
She has provided start-up and development management services for most of the completed cohousing communities in Canada. Ronaye works with groups from the initial forming stage to move-in. She knows what it takes to support a group to ground their vision in reality and generate the membership and financial resources required to move forward and get the project built in a time and cost efficient manner. Ronaye is a founding member of the Canadian Cohousing Network and lives at Cranberry Commons Cohousing.
At CoLiving Canada we aim to inform, equip, and coach people and groups who are interested in intergenerational and 50+ CoHousing and CoLiving. We offer workshops, training, advisory and project development services leveraging expertise provided by our in house team and through collaboration with local partners and international experts and leaders in CoHousing.
The LiveWell team provides consulting services to groups from initial start-up through to move-in.
We streamline the cohousing development process allowing the community to focus on vision and community building while we manage the details of day-to-day project management. Gary Morrison has over 20 years of development and financing experience, and Yonas Jongkind has managed cohousing developments for over eight years. We also like to work with other local project managers in each community who best meet the needs of the group – ensuring good support and a local presence. LiveWell can provide “seed funding” and assistance to help groups acquire land in the early days. LiveWell occasionally launches new cohousing communities by securing a great site and then hosting public information sessions in the community to publicize the location. We aim to be the spark to ignite new cohousing communities!