Rebecca Dunphy is a proud Cape Bretoner who found her calling in social enterprise. As a student in the Business Administration program at Nova Scotia Community College she became heavily involved in Enactus, a student run organization that uses entrepreneurial thinking to address social issues. In her final year she was president of the NSCC Waterfront Enactus team and was awarded Student Leader of the Year at the 2017 Enactus National Competition. Rebecca currently works as a Social Enterprise Development Manager for Common Good Solutions CIC in Sydney, NS. From age 15 to 22, Rebecca worked at summer camps for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. While at camp, she came to recognize the barriers that some of her campers faced in terms of accessibility. This is what sparked the idea for Rampage.
Rampage is a social enterprise that will manufacture portable and affordable accessibility ramps out of end-of-life tires and other waste rubber. The management and production of Rampage will take place within an Indigenous community, creating employment opportunities there. Rampage will increase accessibility in our communities, and reduce the amount of waste within landfills while creating job opportunities for indigenous people within the community where production takes place.