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Photograph of Susan CareySusan Carey is the part time coordinator of Living Better on Less. In this position she plans program, engages resource leaders, and evaluates and measures the outcomes of programs. She is also the primary contact person for web inquiries. Susan is a great believer in the power of neighbourhood level change. She is a coordinator of the Guelph Tool Library and the manager of the Two Rivers Market. She’ll talk your ear off about the sharing economy.


Our Founder

Photograph of Board Member Ann ChidwickAnn Chidwick was the cofounder with Simon Jacques of Living Better on Less. She has authored and compiled the Facilitator and Personal Guides for the program. In 2014 she was awarded the Y Lifetime Achievement Award for her over 50 years of volunteer preventive education programs — parenting education, marriage and remarriage education, gay couple program, couple communication and others. Her passion is for family, the environment and social justice.


Our Board of Directors

We operate with a volunteer Board of Directors. They are as follows:

Photograph of John DennisJohn Dennis and his family have attended St. James the Apostle for over twenty years and has been involved with the church’s Social Justice Committee on a number of outreach projects. Outside of the church, he has focused much of his outreach work on urban agriculture issues in Guelph. He is one of the founders of the Guelph Tool Library and can talk your ear off about making maple syrup.

Photograph of Kevin StauntonKevin Staunton is a retired educator who spent 30 years teaching and developing programs for high school students. He now volunteers with LBOL, Wally’s Place and other community initiatives … and is always up for another adventure.

Photograph of DianeDiane is a retired Executive Director from the Peel Family Education Centre. Diane’s personal and educational experiences lead her to work and/or volunteer in the worlds of multiple births, perinatal loss, parenting, community development and therapy dog visitation. Diane was attracted to the philosophy and practices of Living Better on Less from the environmental perspective and has benefited from all aspects of the program.

Photograph of Kevin StauntonWendelin Galatianos continually looks for ways to increase her health and well-being, regardless of income level, and for fun, community-based ways to do that! She is involved in the Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group and Guelph Community Health Centre as a volunteer Zumba instructor. Wendelin knows what it is like to live frugally, from the time she was a student, as a mother of four, and now working part-time and volunteering. She believes a healthy and happy individual makes for a healthy and happy family, which contributes to a healthy and happy community.

Additional Board Member

Jennifer Craig