Board Members

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Kelsey Carriere

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Kelsey is a Beach Community Energy Cooperative board, Design and Communications Committees member and President and founding board member of Glassworks Co-op. Kelsey holds a Master of Urban Planning, Sustainability Planning and Urban Design from the University of Toronto, as well as a BSc of Environmental Studies in Environmental Planning from York University and the University of Toronto. Kelsey has 4 years as Research and Policy Coordinator and Researcher, Facilitator & Design Lead at Food Systems Lab. Kelsey is presently Senior Project Manager at Park People in Toronto. Kelsey has entrepreneurial experience in both food and creative industries, as well as being a committed volunteer in theatre.

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Sylvia Statham

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Sylvia is Treasurer and a board and Finance Committee member of Glassworks Co-op. Sylvia is Executive Director of Lutheran Social Services (Owen Sound), a Not-for-Profit Corporation that operates St Francis’ Place and Corbet Place in Owen Sound.  St Francis’ Place is a 78 unit community housing building for seniors and those with special needs.  70% of the residents are rent-geared-to income and 30% are market.  Corbet Place is a 24 unit Life Lease building.  Sylvia was a member of the development committee for Corbet Place.  Sylvia is also Executive Director of Lutheran Outreach Ministries, Owen Sound, a Registered Charity and Not-for-Profit Corporation that has purchased 6 buildings, adjacent to St Francis’ Place, to create affordable housing.

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Ron Struys

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Glassworks board and Finance Committee member. Experienced Executive Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Skilled in Feasibility Studies, Asset Management, Financing, Contract Management, Construction, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Sales Strong sales professional with a BA from University of Toronto - Innis College, as well as Hotel Management training. Licensed Mortgage Agent and Property Agent.

Jan Chamberlain

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Jan is a Glassworks board member. She is a dedicated housing advocate and is Secretary of the Owen Sound Housing Non-profit Company. Jan is an active community member with the Bluewater Academy of Lifelong Learning.

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Pat Kelly

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is a Glassworks board member, and hopeful future resident of Glassworks. She brings a strong background in senior community housing coordination and health care advocacy. She is a communications specialist, consultant and  grassroots campaign organizer at Pat Kelly Associates.

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Advisor:
Paul Connelly

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Paul Connelly is an Advisor to and champion of Glassworks Co-op. Paul is an accomplished co-op and affordable housing developer, and has spearheaded Canada's largest affordable housing development in Toronto. Paul is a mentor for community-led co-ops. Paul is renowned for developing the innovative Options for Homes financial model that makes home ownership accessible.