Steering Committee

Susan Carey

Tool Library and Seed Library Coordinator

Susan is a advocate of backyard food production, seed rights and the circular economy. She enjoys camping, embroidery, contemporary art museums, British TV and gardening. Late at night, while the city sleeps, she is the Coordinator of the Guelph Seed Library.

Steph Clarke

Sustainability Initiative Coordinator

Steph is the Sustainable Initiatives Coordinator. With a background in art and costume design, and a passion for social change, Steph enjoys providing creative, hands-on programs that teach practical skills for waste reduction and sustainable living.

Claire Cowan

Tool Library Coordinator

Claire is an entrepreneur in the agricultural industry and is an active Guelphite. She is an avid outdoorswoman and a mediocre handywoman. She loves hearing about people’s projects when she’s volunteering as a tool librarian and will eagerly share her sewing and camping adventures with anyone willing to listen.

Emily Duncan

Tool Library Coordinator

Emily enjoys building sustainable communities through volunteer work and social activism. Emily is a graduate student at UofG focusing on food systems and agriculture.

John Dennis

Tool Library Coordinator

John’s passion is finding a new home for unwanted items or exploring how to share resources that often are overlooked or wasted. You will often find John at the Tool Library fixing broken tools or driving around town picking up donations.

Saba Saneinejad

Tool Library and Repair Café Coordinator

Saba is passionate about sharing skills and resources, reducing waste and sustainable living. Her career as an engineer brought her to Guelph in April 2014. Saba also coordinates our popular Repair Café events.

Meredith Sweeney

Tool Library Coordinator

Meredith is a local urban farmer and community advocate who coordinates the Backyard Caring Program and GROW Community Garden. With a background in education, she loves to teach workshops and share skills with others, in her spare time she runs Zero Waste Guelph, a group that supports living a plastic-free lifestyle in the community.

Sarah Dermer

Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah Dermer has been working in the Guelph community for almost 20 years, in adult literacy, food security and community building. She is delighted to join the Guelph Tool Library as Volunteer Coordinator. When she’s not being a Volunteer Coordinator, she likes reading library books, riding her very old bicycle and making her family laugh at her really excellent jokes. 

Rodney Atta-Konadu

Tool Library Coordinator

Rodney is a renewable energy enthusiast and has contributed to the promotion of sustaining living and agriculture through the installation of  non conventional energy sources. He’s an amateur musician and loves outdoor activities, including hiking, biking and camping.  Rodney also has keen interest in cosmology. 

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Allison Purdy

Volunteer Coordinator

Allison has enjoyed volunteering for the GTL since she joined the Guelph community for school in 2019. She especially enjoys organizing the library shelves as part of the inventory team. Her favourite part of the GTL is hearing about all the neat projects completed by our members and learning about new tools from members with expertise!! 

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Emily Aimola

Tool Library Coordinator

Emily Aimola has a background in the restaurant and horticulture industries. She is always looking to grow & discuss good food!  She is using her volunteer work with the Guelph Tool Library to develop knowledge sharing pathways and to actively participate in keeping our community green.

Past Coordinators

  • Thirza Armstrong
  • Lisa Conroy
  • Brandon Kidd