HUMANS OF IMPACT
Curates stories of social enterprises as told by students from the member organizations of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).
My name is Samantha English and I am studying social services at Georgian College, South Georgian Bay Campus. On March 24, 2021, I had the privilege of speaking with Trace MacKay who is on the board of directors for the Golden Dawn Senior Citizen Home. Mackay informed me that the organization was first established in 1965, when the Williams Hotel located in Lions Head was purchased and turned into a nursing home. The goal of
Love and Passion, to Arjen DeBruin, Owner of DeBruin’s Greenhouse in Thunder Bay, is the foundation he cultivates in all aspects of life. DeBruin has been a farmer for over 40 years,
My name is Laura Bruce and I am in my fourth and final semester of the Early Childhood Education program at Georgian College in Orillia, Ontario. On April 5, I interviewed Ross
“We are getting people working again so there is economic growth, social assistance, and more housing.” When I asked Brandon Day, co-founder, about the impact of Community Builders, this was his answer.
The Out of This World Cafe employs psychiatric consumers and survivors. Established in 2004, this was the first social enterprise to operate out of a psychiatric facility. As a frequent in-patient at
I had the opportunity to meet Chef Ric, director of the Food Service Training Program (FSTP) at the Ottawa Mission. We talked about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the correlations
My name is Olivia Piper and I am in the early childhood education program at Georgian College, Orillia Campus. On March 28th I spoke to Rick Zytaruk, a certified passive house builder
The Community Laundry Co-operative, in Ottawa’s Vanier neighbourhood, has been providing affordable laundry services for people with low incomes since 1999. Each year, it was a struggle to make ends meet and
Kear’s is run by Rose Guillemette, a determined 22 year old woman. Her business consists of creating clothing that is made from recycled materials. Kear’s sells women’s and men’s swimwear, sandals, t-shirts,
Located in Montréal, Marché Ahuntsic-Cartierville (MAC) is a non-profit organization that has been working since 2011 to improve residents’ access to fresh, healthy, and local food. It has a permanent market located