At Chartwell, we work closely with professionals, including financial advisors, real estate experts, healthcare specialists, legal professionals, and professionals from many other areas of expertise. This partnership allows us to provide you with a wealth of knowledge and resources, ensuring that your retirement journey is supported by a team of experts who have your best interests at heart. Explore our exceptional authors below, each bringing a unique perspective and valuable insights on retirement living.

Dr. Amy D'Aprix, Retirement and caregiving expert

About Dr. Amy D’Aprix 

Dr. Amy is a certified senior advisor, Vice President of the International Federation on Aging, and Co-Founder of the Essential Conversations Project. As a gerontological social worker, she has over thirty years of experience working with older adults and their families. 

Articles By Dr. Amy
Jardinier paresseux, Laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson

About Larry Hodgson

Garden writer and blogger, author of 65 gardening books, lecturer and communicator, the Laidback Gardener, Larry Hodgson, passed away in October 2022. Known for his great generosity, his thoroughness and his sense of humor, he reached several generations of amateur and professional gardeners over his 40-year career. His son, Mathieu, has made it his mission to make his father’s writings accessible to the public.

Isabelle Huot Dietician

About Isabelle Huot

Nutritionist, author, columnist and guest speaker Isabelle Huot is a leading authority on healthy eating in Quebec. She has been making a name for herself in the media for over 15 years, and in 2009, she took the leap into entrepreneurship, a first for nutritionists in Quebec!

image of Financial expert Kelley Keehn sitting on a couch

About Kelley Keehn

Kelley Keehn is a Personal Finance Educator, author, speaker and media personality with over 20 years of experience in the Canadian finance industry. She’s the Consumer Advocate for Financial Planners Canada and serves on many other prominent financial committees. Over the last three years alone, she has conducted over 800 television, radio, and print interviews on a multitude of financial literacy topics. Her mission is to help Canadians feel good about their money.

Articles By Kelley Keehn
Fabien Major Finance Expert

About Fabien Major

An independent financial planner, Fabien Major knows how to make finance and economics fascinating. Excellent communicator, he can explain complex financial management concepts and infuse his lessons with humour. He is also a personal finance columnist for the Journal de Montréal and Journal de Québec newspapers, and you can hear and see him commenting on financial news in the electronic media.

Bridgitte Poitras Interior Designer

About Bridgitte Poitras

Interior designer and business manager at, Brigitte is well known to the public thanks to her many television collaborations. She is considered a pioneer of home staging in Quebec.

Hairstylist Luc Vincent portrait

About Luc Vincent

Luc Vincent is everywhere: on television, in bookstores and in magazines! In addition to winning many prestigious awards in North American hairstyling competitions, the 51-year-old hairstylist expert also has an internationally recognized line of hair products.