Thriteen A Social Enterprise

Youth Entrepreneurial Training Program and Social Enterprise of Parkdale Food Centre

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About Us

Thirteen A Social Enterprise (13:ASE) is an entrepreneurial program of the Parkdale Food Centre. We engage youth who are seeking employment and skills development opportunities in the operation of our social enterprise.

By engaging participants in all aspects of business decisions and development, in a collaborative and supported space, this program helps participants gain strong emotional and social skills as well as confidence in themselves and their future. 

13:ASE also serves as an entry point into the labour market. It provides a supportive first work experience and the opportunity to build a social and professional network. The skills that participants and peer mentors develop through 13:ASE are directly related to improving access to work experience, obtaining experience, gaining community connections and language development.  

Our Products

African Spice Mixes

4 Spices: Complete Thirteen Spice Collection
4 Spices: Complete Thirteen Spice Collection

4 Spices: Complete Thirteen Spice Collection

$24.00

Thirteen - Berbere Spice Mix
Thirteen - Berbere Spice Mix

Thirteen - Berbere Spice Mix

$5.99

Thirteen - Pilau Masala Spice Mix
Thirteen - Pilau Masala Spice Mix

Thirteen - Pilau Masala Spice Mix

$5.99

Thirteen - Pili Pili Spice Mix
Thirteen - Pili Pili Spice Mix

Thirteen - Pili Pili Spice Mix

$5.99

Thirteen - Xawaash Spice Mix
Thirteen - Xawaash Spice Mix

Thirteen - Xawaash Spice Mix

$5.99

The Social Market

We have opened our own retail shop!

All our products are sourced from the best social enterprises from around Canada.

Check us out to shop social!

Recipe Blog

Egg fried rice and Grilled chicken
Egg fried rice and Grilled chicken

By Meagan McVeigh on Jan 25, 2022

Pili Pili Chicken Fried Rice
Pili Pili Chicken Fried Rice

By Meagan McVeigh on Jan 23, 2022

Pili Pili chicken salad
Pili Pili chicken salad

By Meagan McVeigh on Jan 20, 2022

Sambusa's with Xawaash spice

Learn to make an amazing Somali snack

Youth Resources

Content Creator Job posting - YSB CORE contract Job 20 weeks
Content Creator Job posting - YSB CORE contract Job 20 weeks

Thirteen A Social Enterprise is looking for a Content Creator will be responsible for creating content for the Thirteen A Social Enterprise and The Social Market social media accounts. The purpose of the con...

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Feed Your Future Ontario Virtual Career Fair- January 26th, 2022
Feed Your Future Ontario Virtual Career Fair- January 26th, 2022

There’s an interesting career fair coming up Jan. 26th related to Agriculture and Food industries – see below. You can sign up if interested! If anyone is interested in the ‘food security movement’ this coul...

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Youth Futures 2022
Youth Futures 2022

Hello Everyone! A friendly reminder that the Youth Futures 2022 program is currently accepting applications and will continue to do so until January 16th. Students between the ages of 16-21, who are interest...

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News

United Way Community Builder Award
United Way Community Builder Award

By Meagan McVeigh on Jan 25, 2022