Our Coworkers

Ever wonder what happens on the 2nd floor of 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

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.

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.


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.

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.



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. 



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.


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

Morning Star Security Systems

Morning Star Security Systems has been installing high-quality alarm and CCTV systems in Toronto and throughout Ontario (including Milton, Cambridge and Guelph) since 1974. Specialising in closed circuit surveillance systems, our team of technicians also offers installation, service and rental options for other systems like intercoms, access control systems and more.



Part Time Coworkers


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.

Jon Beharry

Jon provides technical support to the 10 Carden member community.

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.


Shokran Canada

Shokran Canada was established with the primary goal of producing educational and inspiring content related to the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis. The aim of our videos is to make refugees feel welcome and motivated to begin their new lives in Canada. The initial success of our early material has allowed us to build relationships with the many people who reach out to us. We consistently respond to questions and concerns of new refugee families, in addition to communicating with people still in the Middle East who seek refuge in Canada. Co-founder Walaa Allaf gives regular lectures and speeches to those who desire to learn more about Middle Eastern Culture or wish to sponsor a family.


Andrea Spender

Andrea Spender is a PhD student in the Policy Studies program at Ryerson University. She also holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Policy from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Western Ontario, and an Honours Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from the University of Guelph.

Andrea is a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholar and is the co-editor of the Ryerson Journal of Policy Studies (RJPS). She also served for two years on the Review Board of the Wagner Review, NYU Wagner’s student-run research journal.

Andrea has over 10 years of professional experience in Canada, the United States, and Europe. She joined Ryerson from Bard College in New York, where as the Assistant Director and a Faculty member, she co-launched and co-directed an innovative MBA program focused on sustainability. Prior to Bard, Andrea was an instructor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. As the Manager of Corporate Research and Programs at the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) (now re:gender), a policy think-tank in New York City, Andrea focused on policies to advance and retain women in companies and on Boards of Directors. Andrea began her career in the private sector, at both BMO Nesbitt Burns (now BMO Capital Markets) and McKinsey & Company.

Andrea is interested in discovering what policies are needed to close the gender gap. Accordingly, she is interested in policies related to child and elder care, women’s leadership in business and government, and gendered wage disparities. Her dissertation research explores how women in elected office access leadership and key decision-making positions, and the impact of women legislators on policy development.

Part Time Lite Coworkers


Wellington Water Watchersimgres

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.

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!

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.


The Rafuse Group

We help our clients architect and deliver the strategy needed to grow impactful profit and non-profit businesses, brands and value driven strategic marketing communication initiatives. Experience and expertise that ignites really smart strategies and fuels bringing really good ideas to reality propels our work with businesses, organizations, associations or with leaders on campaign and program initiatives within these 3 areas:

  • Creating social change within communities and the wellbeing of individuals and families
  • Healthy aging and healthier living through health and wellness innovations and enhancements
  • Healthy horse, rider and care innovations and associations

Our Services Include:  Essential Impact Services; Impact Lead & Virtual Team Services

The Rafuse Group was founded in 2008 by Sara Rafuse.  She brings over 20 years of developing and connecting strategy, creativity and business objectives to build or enhance a brand in the public and private healthcare and life sciences innovation fields, not-for-profit organizations and associations.  She leads all work out of the Toronto downtown office and is now part of the 10 Carden St. world in Guelph.  www.rafusegroup.com

Taras Hollyer

Taras has about 15 years of experience in the development and commercialization of new technologies, including successful transfer of technologies to small and large companies.  

He also has experience within post-secondary institutions, industry, and government.  He has negotiated large- and small-scale agreements with national, regional and international scope involving industry and academia, and industry-focused not-for-profit organizations.

Taras volunteers at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener, ON, where he helps entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations address the challenges they face during their growth phases. He also volunteered with Out of the Cold, St. John’s Kitchen, and Reception House Wellington Region.

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Practitioner’s Hub

Ashley Skinner TBA