Canadian Staff

Bev Carrick | Executive Director
Bev began working overseas 35 years ago as a famine relief nurse in Ethiopia and has development experience in both Latin America and Africa. Initially trained as a health professional, Bev recently completed a Masters of Leadership degree at Trinity Western University.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

This verse has had particular significance for Bev. Throughout her life she has relied on Christ and His strength to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. She seeks to reflect his compassion and integrity through her work at CAUSE Canada. Bev's hobbies include folk singing, downhill and cross country skiing, weightlifting and motorcycle touring.

Paul Carrick | Founder and Director of Special Projects
Paul Carrick is the founder of CAUSE Canada and co-founder of the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC). Paul was a full time instructor at Champlain Regional College in Montreal, Quebec for 10 years and is currently an adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary within the Faculty of Continuing Education. He regularly speaks and writes on peace, justice and foreign aid issues throughout Canada.

Paul has over 30 years of experience in working in conflict zones and enjoys sharing tales of faith and courage that he has witnessed over the years. Paul lives in Canmore, Alberta, and is married to Bev Carrick. They have three children, Christina, Jamie, and Jonathan. Paul's favorite novel is The Lord of the Rings, but his favorite author is William Shakespeare. Paul enjoys mountain biking, cross-country skiing and riding his motorcycle. His favorite passage of scripture is from Ecclesiastes 11:4; "If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done".

Dave Fafard | Project Officer
Dave Fafard has lived in Canmore for over 18 years. He is passionate about international development and about helping others in need. He started working at the Canmore CAUSE office in early 2013 after he returned from a nine month CAUSE internship in Sierra Leone where hit by a motorcycle and broke his leg in several places. During his internship, Dave worked on an environmental project involved in building a waste management infrastructure in the small town of Kabala in Sierra Leone. 

His interests include downhill mountain biking and Salsa dancing. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 2008 with a Bachelor in Philosophy. Dave's dream is to see a world full of peace, justice, and opportunities for all people.

"My belief is poverty is not caused by poor people. Poverty is caused by the system. Poverty is caused by the policies that we pursue." - Mohammed Yunus

Simon Ongom | Chief Financial Officer

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Grace Brown | Donor Relations + CAUSE Kids Program







John Burgener | Donor Services

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Amber Cranston | Financial Assistant

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Jon Carrick | Micro-Finance Program Director