241 St Paul St
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M7
Are you an entrepreneur, investor or startup community stakeholder? Come have some drinks and meet current and aspiring social entrepreneurs at Social Startup Meetups on the last Wednesday of each month at Mahtay Cafe.
At this month’s meetup, Brendon Nicholson, Outreach Mobilizer at Southridge Shelter, will share what he’s learned about social enterprise startups. Brendon played an instrumental role in the development of Southridge Jam Company, which offers men and women who have experienced homelessness an opportunity to develop job skills while producing delicious jams and jellies. The Southridge Jam Company further broadens the impact of Southridge Shelter by providing a sense of purpose to its participants, generating stability and positive momentum as they transition out of homelessness.
By using cosmetically imperfect fruit and turning it into tasty jams and jellies, program participants internalize that they have value and can contribute despite their struggles.