RAW CARROT HEADQUARTERS
Meet The Raw Carrot Founders
With an undergraduate Degree in Global Development, Peace and Justice and a Master’s Degree in International Development, Rebecca has always had a passion for working with people. Living in 5 countries abroad and working for 4 years in Sustainable Community Development in Malawi and Sudan, Africa, she developed an acute awareness of the issues facing vulnerable and marginalized communities. Her work in developing countries fueled a desire to pursue justice for people both overseas and at home, which resulted in community advocacy in Paris. After adopting 2 children in Africa, Rebecca & her husband moved back to Canada to raise their young children; completing their family with the addition of 1 biological child. Frustrated by the lack of opportunities for work for teens and adults with mental health and learning disabilities in her church congregation, she and good friend (and co-director!) Colleen, were challenged to explore how to promote change within their local context. A late-night coffee date in May 2014 turned into a brainstorming session about the possibility of creating meaningful work for people with disabilities, and over the course of the evening, the idea of launching The Raw Carrot Soup Enterprise was born.
Helping people is the focus of Colleen’s life work. With an undergraduate degree in Nursing Science and a specialization in oncology nursing, Colleen has spent her time in education and in the workforce supporting individuals through the mirad of situations they are experiencing. Throughout her work Colleen has developed the ability to combine the science and business of healthcare with the care and compassion needed to truly heal. Throughout her career Colleen has served in a number of roles in healthcare including being an administrative director responsible for a multi-million dollar budget in a local regional cancer centre. In partnership with her husband and four children, Colleen believes that the best way to build up an individual is to improve the community within which they live. This is where the Raw Carrot was born. As a founding co-director of the Raw Carrot, Colleen has been able to utilize her business expertise and her understanding of team development to create, in partnership with Rebecca, a unique person focused business.
Where Are We Located?
The Raw Carrot Headquarters is based at Paris Presbyterian Church.
We are so grateful to the support of the church who donate the use of their space (and time and energy!) for 2 women with a crazy idea to change the world…one bowl of soup at a time.
Click on the video to hear our personal story about why we started! (2-min watch)