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About Us

Matthewson & Co. is a for-profit social enterprise founded by Lorri Matthewson. We specialize in providing economic development support to small population communities, specifically with populations less than 5,000. Our supports are based on the unique needs of each community. We are affordable and accessible, meaning we can come to your Council meeting or meet with you virtually. Our most sought-after services are monthly economic development plans, Council training, strategic plans, project management, policy writing, and grant support. Be sure to check out our "Services" page for a description of each service. If you have any questions about our services, phone calls and emails are always free! 

LorriMatthewson@smallplacesrock.com

306-575-8330

Land Acknowledgement

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Our office in Carlyle, SK is located on Treaty 4 territory, the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, as well as the homeland of the Métis Nation. We recognize and honour the enduring presence and contributions of Indigenous peoples to this land, and we are committed to creating respectful relationships with all nations who call this territory home.

Our office in Boissevain, MB is located on the Treaty 2 and the traditional territory of the Cree, Assiniboine, and Ojibwe peoples, as well as the Métis Nation. We recognize and honour the enduring presence and contributions of Indigenous peoples to this land. We strive to build and maintain respectful relationships with all nations who call this land their home and to support ongoing efforts toward reconciliation.

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Our Story

Lorri Matthewson has been working in the economic development industry for over two decades. Before branching out on her own, she worked as an economic development officer for a community and then a grant writer for several years. During this time, Lorri recognized the gap between the services that municipal Councils are expected to provide and the limited resources available to provide them - which lead to the idea of starting her own business. In 2015, Lorri went back to school - attending Cape Breton University, where she graduated with an MBA in Community Economic Development in 2019. Since then, the team has grown from a solo operation to a five person team, with room for future growth.

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Meet The Team

Lorri Matthewson, MBA
Owner, Founder & Facilitator


Lorri Matthewson started the company many years ago after acknowledging the gap between what municipal Councils are expected to provide and the resources available to provide them.

 

In 2019, Lorri graduated from Cape Breton University with her Masters in Community Economic Development and has a Certificate in Asset Management.

 

Lorri has skills and experience in all areas of this field, including live Council training, policy and bylaw development, asset management planning, and facilitation, to name a few.

Anna Beaulieu
Facilitator & Services Coordinator

 

Anna joined the team in 2020. She joined with minimal municipal experience but quickly caught on to concepts and now brings an added set of skills to the team.

 

Anna has a Diploma in Business (Management) and is working towards completing her Business Degree.

 

Anna is the grant writer, bringing in more than $7,000,000 for municipal projects in 2023. She also helps manage those projects and complete the required reporting.

 

Anna is our Service Coordinator for webinars, contract opportunities, marketing, bursary inquiries, and most things in between.

Erin McArthur, BA
Facilitator & Indigenous Representative

 

Erin McArthur joined our team in June last year. She came to us with a wide array of skills and a background as an Indigenous Housing Manager.

Erin has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the First Nations University of Canada and will continue schooling toward an MBA in Community Economic Development this fall.

 

Erin helps us to engage with Indigenous communities and provide Indigenous insights to promote inclusivity in projects and Municipal-First Nation partnerships.

 

Erin supports our research and development, writes policies and reports, provides IT support, and facilitates Truth and Reconciliation webinars.

Victoria Nowazek
Executive Assistant, Boissevain, MB

 

Victoria joined our team last fall and acts as our Administrative Assistant at the Boissevain office. Victoria represents Lorri when she cannot be present in Manitoba.

 

Victoria received her CMMA (Certificate in Manitoba Municipal Administration) in 2015.

 

Victoria has proven skills and abilities in the municipal field as a past CAO/CFO. Victoria researches and writes policy, manages the office, attends meetings, does marketing, and assists as needed for our Manitoba projects.

Rhiannon Fraser
Remote Support

 

Rhiannon joined us as Remote Support in January this year.

 

Drawing from her background as a Medical Transcription and Health Documentation Specialist prior to joining our team, Rhiannon brings valuable expertise that directly contributes to our research and development efforts.

 

Rhiannon is efficient and effective at developing our manuals, writing policy, and providing support to everyone on the team.

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