From preventing gender-based violence to reducing unemployment, We Care Foundation creates programs and activities to support those in need in Newfoundland and Labrador.
It's a social enterprise that, as its basis, sells delicious food from cultures all over the world. We Care offers African food, Syrian food, Indian food and much more for large and small groups. The proceeds from the catering make change.
This change comes in many forms - from supporting newcomers with food, skills and action, to education to politcal advocacy.
In 2023 We Care Foundation is exploring ways to grow its social enterprise activities with support from the federal government's Investment Readiness Program, through the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
In this very first episode of Looks Like Social Enterprise We Care Foundation Founder and Director Zainab Jerrett shares the story of We Care with Guide to the Good's Kim Todd and Nicole Dawe of Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
April 27, 2023, St. John's / Edited by Melissa Wong. / Produced by Guide to the Good.
Zainab Jerrett is a woman whose many talents and tireless efforts drive change. On the day we streamed the We Cares episode of Looks Like Social Enterprise from The Rooms, Zainab herself was featured in an exhibit.
Along with We Care Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador, Zainab has served as a Professor at Memorial University, IFCF Coordinator at Multicultural Women's Organization of Newfoundland and Labrador, Executive Director of Tombolo Multicultural Festival Newfoundland and Labrador Inc, entrepreneur of the Multi-Ethnic Food Kitchen, and more.
We livestreamed the inaugural episode of Looks Like Social Enterprise from The Rooms on April 23, 2022.
Itself a Social Enterprise, The Rooms offers a view that is always breathtaking. It had been cold, wet, April raining for days so the relative brightness of the day was all the more welcome, but the work Zainab shared and the stories of social enterprise - people using commerce to drive positive change fro communities - would brighten any day.
The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is a Grower with Guide to the Good. Looks Like Social Enteprise is a project of CFNL and Guide to the Good featuring recipients of the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Funded by the Government of Canada, the IRP supports social purpose organizations as they contribute to solving pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges across Canada. Its goal is to help social purpose organizations build their capacity to participate in Canada’s growing social finance market and prepare themselves to be able to take on investments.
Funding for the Investment Readiness Program is provided by the Government of Canada and facilitated by the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Community Foundations of Canada network.
Guide to the Good
Looks Like Social Enterprise is an original livestream series that profiles Social Enterprise in Newfoundland and Labrador. A project of Guide to the Good and the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.