Downsizing and Moving?
We are here to help!

We are a team of dedicated, caring and empathetic professionals who want you and your loved ones to have a stress-free, safe and loving transition from one home to the next.

About Moving Forward Matters

We understand how overwhelmed you and your loved ones feel because we have gone through the relocation or move of a loved one ourselves in our personal lives. We have helped our parents, our grandparents, our aunts & uncles, loved ones and friends move from one home to the next. We have helped them downsize, pack, unpack and settle in through the entire process and we know what it is like to be on the other side of the overwhelm and the challenges of moving.

We now dedicate our lives to helping individuals and families like yourself enjoy the professional, courteous, kind and loving home transition process that we offer. For us, your “stuff” is not just stuff. It is a lifetime of memories, important parts of your life that need to be handled with care.

Contact Us for Your PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL Consultation

Give us a call and talk to us about what you are facing. We understand and have helped hundreds of people like yourself through the extremely challenging process of moving.

Call us or email us today. We are here to help.

LET’S TALK

EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS

Our team of professionals are insured and bonded and are trained to serve the various needs you may have.

Background in Psychology & Education from Laurentian University

Working with families and individuals since 2000 in home transitions

Grief Recovery certification from the Grief Recovery Institute

Death, Dying & Bereavement certification from TAPE, a division of St. Michael’s University of Toronto & LDM (Life & Death Matters) Training & Certification

CRTS (Certified Relocation & Transition Specialist) Certification

Funeral Services certification from SCI Training Institute

Certified Estate Liquidator with The American Society of Estate Liquidators

Member of NASMM (National Association of Senior Move Managers)

OUR TEAM

Pierrette Raymond

Pierrette Raymond: Founder & CEO

When I started this business in March of 2010, I was studying bereavement and dealing with loved ones who were ill. My mother had passed away from cancer three years earlier and I knew that I wanted to help others who were struggling with all of the stuff they had in their lives. We had moved four times in ten years and I had gotten very organized and structured with every move. These experiences helped me to see that I could make an impact when families and individuals were looking to sell their homes, downsize their personal property and move to another location and home.

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Sue

Sue: Managing Director

As an only child, my mother was alone in helping her parents as they aged. My grandmother developed early onset Alzheimer’s when I was in my teens. I remember going to the long-term care facility to help with her feeding and care. My mother downsized my grandfather from his four-bedroom home to a retirement home, before “downsizing” was a thing. My mother leaned on me for emotional support and for physical help, and now, after all of these years, I’m helping her as she ages.

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Cathie

Cathie: Home Transition Specialist

Over the past year and a half, I have had the pleasure of working with Pierette and Moving Forward Matters.

I have had experiences as a personal trainer and life coach to many seniors for over ten years and realized that listening to and helping people is something that brings me great fulfillment and satisfaction. I have moved six times in the past ten years and have learned that purging and downsizing requires a lot of work physically but more emotionally for many people.

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Maria

Maria: Home transition Specialist

As soon as I read the job posting for this position, I knew it was exactly what I wanted and needed to be doing in the next chapter of my life. I absolutely love to organize, sort, pack and be of service to others. I love working closely with young and old and everyone in between. I’m very meticulous and detail oriented. I take great pride in my work and get total satisfaction in helping others in whatever they need done. I don’t mind rolling up the sleeves and jumping in with both feet to get the job done.

So here I am… very new to this team of amazing, caring, compassionate and non-judgmental persons ready to help you transition to your new home or organize your existing home.

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Sarah

Sarah: Home Transition Specialist

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, I am married to an Officer in the Royal Navy currently living in Ottawa with my 2 wee boys (Innes, 3 and Struan, 5) and our 2 border terriers.

I saw the opportunity to get involved with moving forward matters and jumped at it, having moved due to different military postings, most recently to Canada with just 1 container full of belongings for the whole family, I completely understand the feeling of leaving what feels like home and the fact that memories and belongings can sometimes feel inextricably linked. I have an amazing understanding of what it is to go through items which represent parts of your life and have to reconcile the emotional against the practical when deciding what to keep and believe this is invaluable when helping others in the process of downsizing.

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Contact Us for Your private & confidential Consultation

Give us a call and talk to us about what you are facing. We understand and have helped hundreds of people like yourself through the extremely challenging process of moving.

Call us or email us today. We are here to help.

LET’S TALK