As one of the original voices of the coworking movement, Ashley Proctor has been building collaborative communities since 2003. Ashley worked to develop and launch the Xpace (2004), Creative Blueprint (2006, 2015), Foundery (2011) and 312 Main (2018) coworking communities, artist studios, and gathering spaces in Toronto, Vancouver and Seattle.
As one of the founding members of the Coworking Toronto and Coworking Ontario collectives, Ashley also created COHIP— the world’s first Coworking Health Insurance Plan.
For 3 years, Ashley served as the Executive Director of 312 Main, leading her team to establish a sustainable, accessible and community-driven Centre for Social and Economic Innovation in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Ashley continues to shape the coworking industry as the Executive Producer of GCUC Canada, partner of the Global Coworking UnConference.
Ashley is in her element while creating the conditions for meaningful connections, sustainable development and social change. Ashley travels internationally to speak about the coworking movement, transformation and social impact.
Through her company Creative Blueprint, Ashley consults and collaborates on impactful, multi-dimensional projects with creative community builders from around the world.