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Thirteen: A Social Enterprise

About Us

Thirteen A Social Enterprise (13:ASE) is a youth entrepreneurial program of the Parkdale Food Centre. We engage youth who are seeking employment and skills development opportunities in the operation of our social enterprises. Where we make and sell African spice mixes inspired by the country particiapants of the program have come from. We also developed The Social Market as a platform to support and sell other Social Enterprise products and pop-up as a retailer at locations throughout the Ottawa area.

Thirteen - Now Hiring

Are you interested in developing employment and entrepreneurial skills through experience working in a social enterprise?

- make business decisions in a collaborative and supported space

- supportive opportunity to build a social and professional network.

We prioritize the hiring of those who self identify as having experienced barriers in accessing valuable work experience and gaining community connections

14 week contract $15.50/hr up to 10 hours/week


Solutionary Crew - Now Hiring

The Solutionary Crew is responsible for learning about Food Secuirty within a Solutionary mind set.

- Learn about taking a Solutionary approach to problem solving

- Learn about Food justice and food security issues in our community

- Embark on a project to make an impact in with the food security space

14 week contract $15.50/hr up to 10 hours/week


Thirteen's Recipe Blog

Delicious Sticky Barbecued Chicken Wings
Delicious Sticky Barbecued Chicken Wings

By Meagan McVeigh on Jan 17, 2023

St Shepherd's Pie
St Shepherd's Pie

By Libin Omar on Jan 04, 2023

Pili Pili Coconut Hot Chocolate
Pili Pili Coconut Hot Chocolate

By Meagan McVeigh on Dec 08, 2022

Sambusa's with Xawaash spice

Learn to make an amazing Somali snack

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