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.  

The Social Market

We have started a new business! We have opened our own retail shop! The Social Market is a store you can shop where you know you are buying from a businesses that not only put out high quality products but also support a social mission. All our products are sources from the best social enterprises from around Canada. Check us out to shop social!

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

Berbere Spice
Berbere Spice

Berbere Spice

$5.99

Pilau Masala Spice Blend
Pilau Masala Spice Blend

Pilau Masala Spice Blend

$5.99

Pili Pili Spice Blend
Pili Pili Spice Blend

Pili Pili Spice Blend

$5.99

Xawaash Spice
Xawaash Spice

Xawaash Spice

$5.99

Recipe Blog

Chef Simons Mango Lassie
Chef Simons Mango Lassie

By Meagan McVeigh on Jun 23, 2021

Lentil Patties
Lentil Patties

By Meagan McVeigh on Jun 15, 2021

Spiced Chicken Skewer Platter
Spiced Chicken Skewer Platter

By Meagan McVeigh on Jun 09, 2021

Sambusa's with Xawaash spice

Learn to make an amazing Somali snack

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