About Carol

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.

Carol's Experience


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)


Rotary Waterloo 

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)

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