Carol Parsons has been proud to call Waterloo home since 1989, when she graduated from Laurier University. After raising her two children and seeing them off to university, Carol and her husband Terry moved uptown to enjoy the vibrancy of Waterloo’s urban heart.
Carol has enjoyed working nearly three decades in the insurance industry, most recently at Cowan, focusing on non-profit community leadership. She works with many organizations in the Waterloo region
such as House of Friendship and Lutherwood, designing affordable benefits programs that help foster a healthy and engaged workforce.
Community service is central to Carol’s life. She has volunteered at local charities and lent her managerial and relationship-building skills to organizations like the United Way Waterloo Region, where she currently sits on the Board.
Carol has a long track record of community building, so running for city council was a natural progression. Friends and colleagues know Carol to be a warm, energetic person who excels at bringing people together to find common ground. She is committed to bringing all of her experience, dedication, and enthusiasm to the job of City Councillor for Ward 7.
30 year career in insurance industry
Currently Principal Benefits Consultant at Cowan Insurance
Chair of Cowan United Way Campaign since 2013
United Way Waterloo Region Communities
Board Member since 2015
Member of the Joint Board Steering Committee
Chair of Community Engagement Committee
Chaired 75th Anniversary event
Jeans ‘n Scrubs
Major fundraising initiative for our local health care organizations
Event Chair (2016)
Chair of Food Committee (2013-2015)
Spring Promenade Fashion Show
In support of Hospice of Waterloo Region
Event Chair (2014-15)
Volunteer Committee member (2012-2013)
Committee Member for 2018-2023 strategic plan
Volunteer for many events in support of KidsAbility
Lutherwood - Steps for Kids
Habitat for Humanity - participated in three builds
House of Friendship - Potato Blitz and Turkey Drive
Family and Children Services - CHYM Tree of Hope
Chair of Laurelwood P.S. Parent Council (2001-2004)