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.
Social Media Cordinator and Youth Mentor
Libin is a Social Media Coordinator and youth mentor with Thirteen A Social Enterprise. Libin first became involved with Parkdale Food Centre in 2016 as a participant of the Thirteen program and proceeded to get more and more involved. She has a keen interest in business and is currently enrolled in a food business management program at Algonquin College. Libin is one to watch for in the community.
Youth Engagement Coordinator /Program Coordintor
The Program Coordinator is responsible for delivering the majority of our training and for supporting the engagement of the youth team in our business activities
Meagan has been working with PFC since 2017 and is the Program Manager of Thirteen. She has helped developed the program training materials and supports the facilitation and coordination of program delivery.
Youth Alumni Coordinator
Our Alumni Coordinator will be responsible for supporting our alumni as they move on from Thirteen. We aim to provide supports in job search, training opportunities and/or whatever goals the alumni may have. The Alumni coordinator also plans additional training and events through PFC.