Thirteen A Social Enterprise

Youth Entrepreneurial Training Program / Spice Business / Social Enterprise of Parkdale Food Centre

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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. Where we make and sell African spice mixes inspired by the country particiapants of the program have come from.

13:ASE serves as an entry point into the labour market. It provides a supportive first work experience and helps participants gain strong emotional and social skills as well as confidence in themselves and their future. 

Our Products

African Spice Mixes

4 Spices: Complete Thirteen Spice Collection
4 Spices: Complete Thirteen Spice Collection - Thirteen: A Social Enterprise

4 Spices: Complete Thirteen Spice Collection

$24.00

Thirteen - Berbere Spice Mix
Thirteen - Berbere Spice Mix - Thirteen: A Social Enterprise

Thirteen - Berbere Spice Mix

$5.99

Thirteen - Pilau Masala Spice Mix
Thirteen - Pilau Masala Spice Mix - Thirteen: A Social Enterprise

Thirteen - Pilau Masala Spice Mix

$5.99

Thirteen - Pili Pili Spice Mix
Thirteen - Pili Pili Spice Mix - Thirteen: A Social Enterprise

Thirteen - Pili Pili Spice Mix

$5.99

Thirteen - Xawaash Spice Mix
Thirteen - Xawaash Spice Mix - Thirteen: A Social Enterprise

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

Stuffed Bell peppers
Stuffed Bell peppers

By Libin Omar on Apr 24, 2022

Shrimp Cucumber
Shrimp Cucumber

By Libin Omar on Apr 20, 2022

Healthy chicken fried rice
Healthy chicken fried rice

By Meagan McVeigh on Mar 18, 2022

Sambusa's with Xawaash spice

Learn to make an amazing Somali snack

Youth Resources

Giant Tiger - 1085 Wellington West, Ottawa, ON seeking to hire a Cashier
Giant Tiger - 1085 Wellington West, Ottawa, ON seeking to hire a Cashier

Giant Tiger on 1085 Wellington West, Ottawa – (Hintonburg area of town) is seeking to hire a part time Cashier – it may be mornings from 6:30am to noon, however they may also be looking for people for other ...

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Cheal's Bakery (St. Laurent Mall) - Urgently hiring - part or full time
Cheal's Bakery (St. Laurent Mall) - Urgently hiring - part or full time

Cheal’s Bakery at St. Laurent Shopping Centre is hiring for cashier/food prep. Note – this position requires both cash + food prep. They serve sandwiches, soup, salads and coffee. Part time or full time posi...

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Harvey's restaurant - 2150 Carling Ave. hiring
Harvey's restaurant - 2150 Carling Ave. hiring

Harvey’s restaurant at 2150 Carling Ave. is hiring for cashier/food prep. Note – this position requires both cash + food prep. Part time or full time position. Open weekdays and weekends. I believe they’d li...

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United Way Community Builder Award
United Way Community Builder Award

By Meagan McVeigh on Jan 25, 2022