Our Coworkers

Ever wonder what happens upstairs at 10C? 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

Aarorn Technologies Inc

Our clients reach out to us for niche technology needs and we offer qualified consultants ready to deliver the next small, complex or large technology initiatives. We offer the best talents at competitive rates to our clients across North America.


The Clearing

Hannah Schell, Mary-Anne Shipley and Diana Smith are “The Clearing” an intentional learning environment where people clarify and deepen the work that they do in the world. In this space, we engage and support individuals and groups who are embarking upon a new initiative, revivifying on-going work/calling, or reflecting upon next steps. We host conversations, support collaborative inquiries, and encourage creative exploration. Born out of a sense that what is most needed now are stronger communities, we seek to help deepen the impact of collective agency.

LOOK for invitations and program offerings in 2020: mentoring, dialogues, inquiries, stimulating learning activities and creative opportunities.

Please contact us as this resonates with you at [email protected]

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.


eMERGE Guelph

eMERGE Guelph helps residents save money by reducing their impact on the environment. It knows that 100% Renewable Energy for the City of Guelph is not only possible, but imperative to achieve by 2050. Through individual and community action, eMERGE highlights how smart behaviour and improved efficiency will build a roadmap to fight climate change.

David Valenta

Yorklands Green Hub

Yorklands Green Hub will bring together businesses, organizations, and people of all ages and interests to learn, work, share and innovate, with the common purpose of being engaged stewards of our land, food, water, cultural heritage and our overall wellbeing.


Guelph Arts Council

Guelph Arts Council, one of Ontario’s first community art councils, believes in the power of arts and culture. It has championed arts in Guelph since 1975, supporting the city’s creative community through communications, resources for learning, cultural programs and partnerships. They strive to inspire positive transformation through art.

Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition (GNSC)

The Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition is a network of neighbourhood groups, sponsoring agencies and program 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.

Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP)

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIP’s) are municipal or regional coalitions designed to strengthen local capacity to attract newcomers and improve integration outcomes in all aspects of life. Established in 2009, the GWLIP is responsible for bringing the Guelph and Wellington County and community stakeholders together in support of immigrant integration.


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.


Meghan Adams

I’m a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. I’m currently finishing my dissertation, which looks at intersections of gender and representations of mortality in video games. I also teach on a part-time basis.

Royal City Roller Derby

We are Royal City Roller Derby (RCRD), established in the spring of 2010 as Guelph’s first roller derby league. RCRD is a non-profit that includes women and men from all backgrounds and skill levels, and promotes athleticism, positive self-image, empowerment, self-expression and inclusivity.


Suzanne E. Deliscar Lawyer-Linguist

The foundation for the creation of Deliscar Professional Corporation is our principal’s long-term interest and training in both law and languages. Suzanne Deliscar is a trilingual (Spanish, French and English speaking) lawyer who has provided legal advice to hundreds of clients in Brampton, Guelph, and Toronto, Ontario since her call to the Bar of the Province of Ontario, Canada, in 2004.


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.

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

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 10C Shared Space 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.

Transformative Arts Guelph 

Mary-Anne Shipley | Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT), SoulCollage® Facilitator * Ontario Certified Teacher, artist *musician *photographer

I am a woman of faith, a mentor and a mental health survivor. I believe in the transformative power of art to heal individuals, communities and our world. The expressive arts, including the Zentangle® Method, support my generative processes of discovery, integration and healing. I was trained by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, the founders of the Zentangle® Method, who describe it as: *an art form *a life skill * a tool *a perspective *an approach to mindfulness and * just plain fun! They explain that the practice of Zentangle, which puts real marks on real paper using eye/hand co-ordination, can be a counterbalance to technology’s screens. I have found this meditative practice easy to learn, intriguing, soulful, grounding and a great conversation starter! This art form is affordable and very portable. Come, tap into your creativity. Let’s tangle together!

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.

Part Time Coworkers

Out On The Shelf

Out On The Shelf is Guelph’s queer library and resource centre. They are a non-for-profit organization striving to create a safe, inclusive and diverse space for all members of the community by providing services, resource, programming and community support to the LGBTQ+ community in the Guelph and Wellington area. Come check out their library on 10C’s second floor!

Louis Grogan

The Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph is committed to developing leaders with a social conscience, an environmental sensibility and a commitment to their communities.


Amelia Meister

Reza Mangali

Part Time Lite Coworkers

RDM Design

We design elegant, ethical, and efficient buildings, with a focus on principles of resiliency and regeneration that serve the greater good.


Woven Threads

creating handcrafted ceremonies



Relation Media Canada, Tim Campbell

Relation Media is the go-to and innovative digital marketing strategist, trainer and manager for resource strapped organizations and individuals that would benefit from improved digital presence through flexibility, creativity and inspiration.

La Tablée des Chefs, Rolie Srivastava

La Tablée des Chefs is an organization that works toward feeding people with recovery food developing youth’s culinary skills. Presently, Rolie’s work focuses on developing a food literacy program in both French and English schools across in 2018-2019. We believe in cooking as a ingredient of social change!


Practitioner’s Hub

Grad Lab @10C

Abi Lemak (School of English and Theatre Studies)- My academic interests include eBibliography, digital humanities, gender studies, late-Victorian book history, and small letterpress culture in Canada. I also like to play with nineteenth century wood type in the Bibliography Room at Massey College. My current project investigates how bookobjects make bookmakers feel and the ways in which bookmakers work to make us feel about and as a result of bookobjects in turn. I pay particular attention to the ways in which aesthetics-driven modes of production have historically been used to politically mobilize bookmakers (“you are what you make”) and imagined readers (“you are what you read”) alike.

Chris Worden (Sociology)- My dissertation project concerns how structural whiteness in arts organizations impinges on cultural representation/cultural justice concerns. My other research is concerned with civil sphere responses to #MeToo, and the shortfall of these responses in vertically disintegrated art worlds (particularly popular music and standup comedy). I additionally work as a research assistant for projects at IICSI.

Jessica Karafilov (Landscape Architecture)My thesis will be on the broad topic of community design; the role that community members play in the design process, the outcomes and impacts of involvement. I will also be considering the role of technology in the community design process- whether it helps or hinders the cause, whether it creates or fractures the sense of community.

Kesia Kvill (History) My dissertation project is about food control in Canada during the First World War. It examines the relationship between women and the government and their different understandings and approaches to kitchen management. While I use traditional archival sources, I also recreate historic recipes created by the government and shared by women to gain more in-depth understanding of my sources. Reduction of food waste, backyard gardens, home canning, buying local, meatless meals and other substitutes were all aims of patriotic food control. Many of these same ideas inform our current food ways, though now our actions are informed more by environmentalism and health.

Mary King (Philosophy) I study the relationship between community spaces, settler colonial fascism, and art institutions. I am interested in my research having practical components to it, through activism and workshops. I think philosophy gets a rightfully bad reputation for being overly inaccessible, but I think the ideas we deal with are palatable and they underlie most of the thinking behaviours in policy making. So I like to look at how our inherited modes of thinking about spaces have been inherited and how creating meaningful community space in today’s context requires creative and new thinking.