SOCIAL ENTERPRISE | We are shifting our attention on this editorial page. From now on, we’ll be regularly featuring the emerging social enterprise and the cooperative sectors in our city, province/country. Our aim is to spotlight creative, empowering and new economic development initiatives that are incrementally contributing to the well-being of individuals and communities by creating meaningful employment, a sense of dignity-of-labour and deep belonging.
COMMUNITY ECONOMICS | Some may be related to new technologies, others to goods & services, and so forth. What they have in common is the remarkable enthusiasm, resilience and in some cases visionary calling among those leading and/or participating in such endeavours. No venture of such nature is without risk of failure – yet, those actively engaged in this path towards economic self-reliance show an incredible level of tolerance to risk, and extraordinary stamina – it is indeed a powerful calling!
THE ORGANIC BOX | If the old saying that “you are what you eat” is true, it would just make sense to try to find the best quality food that you can for you & your family. The Organic Box has grown in a few short years to become Edmonton’s largest organic food delivery service. The family-owned company serves thousands of families and businesses in this city each week, delivering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to baked goods, milk and hundreds of other pantry items – all of it certified organic.
VERTO LABOUR SERVICES | Companies that hire Verto Labour Services are looking for a good day’s work – and that is exactly what they get. Eager young workers, trained in basic worksite rules, showing up on time, supported by a crew leader and ready to do whatever needs to be done. Verto is an off-shoot of YOUCAN Youth Services, an organization that has provided programs for at-risk youth in Edmonton for over a decade.
EQUI-TEA MULTICULTURAL CATERING | Equi-tea is a social enterprise operated by the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op. For the past year, The Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op has truly enjoyed serving you all with the food we most love ourselves through Equi-tea Catering. Delicious food, excellent service and very much worth of your support.
SERVICE & COMMUNITY | As usual, we remain at your service. YOU and the individuals & communities we serve remain at the center of what we do. We thank you for your support and welcome your feedback; if we can be of assistance don’t hesitate to get in touch. We invite you and your friends/colleagues to subscribe to our Infomail Newsletter – and, if you appreciate this site, “like” and share it via your social networks as you see fit. You can also now follow TCNG on Twitter! Have a safe & enjoyable winter season, wherever you may be.
Leo Campos Aldunez, Creative Director
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