Meet The Team

Rachel Gouin

Executive Director


Rachel holds a PhD in Education from McGill University and a Masters in Political Management from Carleton University. An entrepreneurial non-profit leader, Rachel is known for rallying people to a common cause. She most recently served as Director of Research and Public Policy with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, where she advocated for the health and well-being of children and youth and raised millions for innovative programs. Rachel has extensive experience in government relations, fundraising, and partnerships.

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Cara McGonegal



Cara holds a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University, a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from Queen’s University and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). An aspiring servant-leader with management expertise spanning the for-profit and non-profit sectors, Cara is known for her passionate work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to operational excellence. She most recently served as the Senior Manager of Communications and Operations with Grand Challenges Canada, where she oversaw and optimized core enterprise functions in a non-profit context. 

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Jake Ahern-Davy

Policy Analyst


Jake is currently completing his Master of Social Work degree at Carleton University, and holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics Honours degree from the University of Ottawa. Passionate about youth rights and empowerment, Jake has worked for many years as a student advisor for Indigenous youth at the high-school level. Jake also currently works at YouthNet/RéseauAdo, where he provides Ottawa-area youth with mental health resources and support. He is committed to advocating on behalf of youth who have been marginalized or oppressed.

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