Andrea Cordonier

About Andrea Cordonier

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Andrea Cordonier is a general management consultant, writer, community leader and construction carpenter. She is Principal Consultant at Habicurious Group, Inc.

Andrea has worked with public, private and non-profit clients in a variety of sectors, including research, media and entertainment, luxury travel, energy, manufacturing, agriculture and defence. Her interest in community development, and preference for learning ‘from the ground up,’ prompted Andrea’s return to school and graduation with honours in Advanced Housing (Green Building & Construction Carpentry).

For more than twenty years she has held key roles and actively led initiatives covering the spectrum of grassroots community development: project and event management; fundraising; facilities management; community consultation and visioning; funding; governance; volunteer recruitment and retention; and communication and citizen engagement. As a mother of four, she is attuned to the educational, cultural and environmental needs of children and youth. With older parents, she has firsthand experience with the challenges of aging in place.

Andrea’s focus lies at the intersection of people, their homes and communities. She writes about that intersection – the nexus of shelter and social, physical, economic, cultural and environmental well-being – at

A Vancouver native, she currently resides in rural Ottawa.


A selection of clients:

Magellan Vacations
General Motors Canada/Performance Auto Group
The Conference Board of Canada
B.C. Hydro
B.C. Hydro International
Ministry of Agriculture
Department of Defence
B.C. Lions Football Club
Canada Wide Magazines


Volunteer Work:

Photographer, Workers History Museum (Team member, photographic cataloguing of the Domtar/E.B. Eddy buildings & site)

Founder & Coordinator, Jane’s Walk Burritt’s Rapids Community Festival

Burritt’s Rapids Community Association (Chair, Secretary, Member-at-Large, securing of funding opportunities, project management of facility upgrades, community facilitation,communication, promotion, media/government relations)

Founder & Chair, The Greening Project for Rideau 175 (Development and implementation of public gardens in Burritt’s Rapids in advance of the 175th anniversary of the Rideau Canal)

Events Chair (Fundraising dinners for maintenance of community-owned hall, management of arts events including concerts & theatre productions, seasonal events)


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