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Jonnon uses an intentional and resourceful production model, and inspiring others to think about how their lifestyles are contributing to their community, for over a decade.
Jonnon uses upcycled fabrics and works with local sewers and artists who face barriers to traditional employment and incorporates their skills and craft into each design.
Flavours of Hope
Flavours of Hope is a charitable non-profit social enterprise that envisions a society where refugee newcomer women thrive through cooking, community-building, storytelling, entrepreneurship, and sharing culinary traditions and stories.
Their nine-month peer-focused program is grounded in the understanding that immigrant and refugee women are experts in their own lives and have an incredible capacity to achieve success on their terms, build community, and enact social change and impact.
Woodshop Workers Coop.
WoodShop Coop uses reclaimed, locally sourced materials and only environmentally-approved finishes while providing meaningful employment to people with barriers to employment.
HAVE Cafe & Catering
HAVE Culinary Training Society is a culinary training school that provides food service job training and work opportunities to individuals in Vancouver who experience barriers to employment. HAVE students are youth and adults facing mental and physical disabilities, poverty, addiction and homelessness.
Since 2012, JusTea have been working with the Katah family, and the Nandi Hills community to produce their artisanal, direct-from-farm teas and providing steady employment where there wasn’t any before.
Founder Andrea Laborec works with local artists and provides a platform for their whimsical and beautiful designs to reach a broad audience.
"My goal with Inkwell Cards is to provide high quality and thoughtful greeting cards so that individuals can spread messages of love, hope and kindness."
Hive For Humanity
Founded in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver in 2012, H4H is an access point to land, food and community for those who have been disconnected, and experienced isolation or systemic marginalization.
East Van Roasters
East Van Roasters supports at-risk individuals re-entering the workforce and build community in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Their beans are sourced directly from coffee and cocoa farmers around the world with the highest quality and ethical standards at the forefront.
Skwachàys Lodge Aboriginal art gallery
Skwachàys Lodge Hotel and Gallery is a social enterprise that provides the funding for 24 living and work studios for an "Artist in Residence" program in our building. Owned and operated by Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS)