Our Coworkers

Ever wonder what happens upstairs at 10 Carden? Coworking!

To give you a better sense of who is coworking in the space you can read a brief summary of each organization or individual below.

Full Time Coworkers

Aaron Awad 

Blind Pig Design
Blind Pig Design is Aaron Awad making websites, apps, logos and illustrations. Aaron works closely with start-ups, agencies, non-profits and large organizations to help create simple, engaging experiences.




Carly Klassen 

Carly runs two businesses: a marketing company and a soapmaking business. After completing a MSc in Sports, Leisure and Tourism Management from the ESC Rennes School of Business in France, she spent several years working abroad in sponsorship with international brands. At the same time, she started a small consultation company working with companies on their marketing and international business development strategies and hasn’t looked back since then! She has lived in France, England and Spain and is bilingual in French. Today, her efforts are more Canadian focused, helping businesses with marketing strategy and execution and of course, growing her soapmaking empire. She loves reading and is currently serving as a board member for the Guelph Public Library.
Instagram: @thesagesoapcompany

CUPE 973
People depend on public services; services depend on people to deliver them.
Ferris Law

Jonathan opened Ferris Law in the fall of 2016. Looking to the future, he envisions this new law firm as one that will bring together talented individuals, unique ideas and perspectives and provide exceptional service for clients. Prior to opening the doors at Ferris Law, Jonathan worked at an established Ottawa-based firm in the Civil Litigation group after his call to the Ontario Bar in 2013.

His practice consists of Civil Litigation and Administrative Law, with a focus on Employment Law and Human Rights, as well as a general commercial and contract practice. Jonathan also offers services related to Alternative Dispute Resolution and mediation. Jonathan has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court and Divisional Court, as well as the Ontario Court of Justice and various tribunals. He has worked on files before the Federal Court , Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Originally from Guelph Ontario, Jonathan is involved in community grassroots organizations and focuses his energy in neighbourhood revitalization initiatives. He  participates with various community organizations. Having been involved with the Hillside Festival for many years, Jonathan enjoys assisting musicians and small music companies as well. Jonathan also enjoys volunteering his time with Pro Bono Lawyers Ontario, assisting lower income individuals access legal services.

Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition

imagesThe Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition is a network of neighbourhood groups, sponsoring agencies andprogram partners. Each neighbourhood group operates in an autonomous way at the grassroots level to meet the needs of children, youth and families that have been identified within the neighbourhood. Through the Coalition, the neighbourhood groups bring together their collective resources to share information, provide support, distribute available funding resources and advocate for community issues.


Main Power Corp

Theodor Peters is catching the wind.   Having moved back to Guelph in 2014 he is building the North American presence of the German turbine Manufacture VENSYS and is supporting wind projects for communities and First Nations.


Menze Media

At Menze Media we help small businesses attract and connect with their customers on the social media platforms that have their attention.

We believe that creating content that entertains, educates and delights your audience – and then distributing it on the underpriced social platforms that already have their attention – will give your business the competitive edge needed to thrive in the world we live in today.

Whether you’re communicating through video, images, podcast or blogs – and distributed on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter or Snapchat – we will identify and build your audience while simultaneously building your business with the content people consume everyday.


Taylor Newberry Consulting


Taylor Newberry Consulting is a social research and evaluation company located in Guelph, Ontario. It was founded in 2010 by Andrew Taylor and Jason Newberry. Andrew and Jason are both experienced, full-time specialists in this field, bringing a combined 35 years experience working in the not-for-profit sector. Since 2010, the TNC team has grown to include two additional full-time members, Norah Love and Jaime Brown.

TNC is based on the idea that good research is a necessary ingredient in any effort to make our communities stronger and healthier. For us, meaningful research…

We work with social service, community, philanthropic and government organizations. TNC’s projects have ranged from small local program evaluations to large and complex national initiatives. From our offices at 10 Carden St. in downtown Guelph, we work in communities across Canada. We work hard to form strong and rewarding relationships with our partners and clients. We see our communication skills as being just as important as our technical research skills. In our experience, research is most useful when the people it concerns help to form the research agenda and contribute to the action plan.


Trudi Zundel 

Trudi is the Editor and Communications Coordinator for ETC Group, an international non-profit that tracks new agricultural technologies, monitors corporate concentration, and supports food sovereignty (etcgroup.org). Before starting at ETC, Trudi completed her Master of Arts in Geography at the University of Guelph. She researched the different ways that non-governmental organizations in Northern Ghana approach climate change adaptation projects for smallholder farmers. Originally from rural New Brunswick, Trudi is a coast-hopper who lived in Victoria, BC, and Bar Harbor, Maine before reaching Guelph. Current interests include climbing, coffee, and binge-reading Game of Thrones.

Wellington Water Watchers


Wellington Water Watchers is a non-profit organization founded in 2007. It is run by volunteer citizens from Guelph-Wellington who are committed to the protection of local water resources and to educating the public about threats to the watershed.

We promote tap water as a healthy and environmentally preferable alternative to bottled water. We seek constructive engagement with those who affect local water policy, and accountability from corporations. We ask that companies and policy makers apply the Precautionary Principle — proving no harm, beyond doubt, when engaged in projects that that could be harmful to our water resources.

We believe in preservation not just conservation. Our watershed supports many diverse forms of life. Our local ecosystem must be protected for the well being of all future generations.

Wildlife Preservation Canada

Wildlife Preservation Canada saves animals on the brink of extinction. Since 1985, we’ve been saving critically endangered species – species whose numbers in the wild are so low that a great deal more than habitat protection is required to recover them.



Part Time Coworkers

Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI)

The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) is an intermediary organization that builds capacity for and does community engagement and social innovation. We foster collaborative and mutually beneficial community-university partnerships and build mechanisms for universities and communities to work together in innovative and strategic ways.


Frontier College

Established in 1899, Frontier College is a national charitable literacy organization. Frontier College helps Canadians improve their literacy and increase their opportunities. We recruit and train tutors to provide accessible learning opportunities to over 30,000 children, youth, and adults in high-needs communities across Canada each year.  Locally, we offer after-school reading, math, and homework programs across Guelph for the past 10 years. Since 2014, Erica Woodford, Community Coordinator has recruited and trained many community volunteers to supports these programs. She is passionate about mental health, community, volunteerism, and helping children get help they need to succeed.

Jon Beharry

Jon provides technical support to the 10 Carden member community.


Out on the Shelf



Out on the Shelf is a library and resource centre for the LGBTQ+ community. We also host social events for this diverse community and work to provide it with opportunities for its members to meet.


John Booth

Progressive and accomplished creative communications project/program manager, consultant and producer with diverse experience facilitating strategic initiatives, experiential branding, sports and entertainment programs in Communications/Marketing, Media/Entertainment and Production/Design environments, and across multiple industries and sectors. Intuitive, highly creative & articulate director/business driver offering “big picture” planning & strategic vision with accountability. Expert consultant, negotiator & self-starter who has delivered notable gains in client satisfaction, public acclaim & integrated communications success. PMP certification.


Robyn Tremblay

Robyn is a  partner at relate.social.capital and has 10 years of experience working in the non-profit sector as a fundraiser and expertise including fund development, corporate philanthropy, and alumni relations.

@relateSC @relatesocialcapital


Part Time Lite Coworkers

Community Justice Initiative – Marie-Jose’ van der Zande

Marie-Jose#0007Marie-Jose is a student of the Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo on a part-time basis. She holds two certificates in Mediation from Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College, Kitchener. She delivers training and workshops on Restorative Justice and conflict resolution.

Marie-José has worked in the field of mediation for twelve years. In her current work at Community Justice Initiatives, she is leading the start-up of Mediation Services in Guelph-Wellington. This partnership includes numerous local agencies, community members, and Guelph By-law and Police services. Marie-José also delivers Mandatory Information Program (MIP) sessions for Axis, a court connected mediation service. She is a member of the Restorative Community Circle in Waterloo Region and co-chairs the Cambridge Mobilization Team where community agencies collaborate to connect individuals and families to resources in the region.

Marie-José has taken many workshops and courses that inform her work on a professional and personal level. These include: facilitated dialogue, family group conferencing, Restorative Justice in the workplace, schools, community and Victim Offender Reconciliation (court diversion programs). Professional Development includes: Cycle of Abuse at Renison College, Advanced Conflict Resolution workshops and Peace Making Circles.

It is Marie-José’s lifelong journey to inspire and empower others to reach their best selves on a personal and professional level. This includes her two teenagers, who also challenge her to practice parenting in a restorative way!

Journey Beyond

At Journey Beyond we work with our clients to create a dialogue and communications portal where we are able to identify concerns and potential issues before they become a Safety, Leadership or Mental Health Problem.

Practitioner’s Hub

Ashley Skinner