On Twitter, there’s a phenomenon called Follow Friday that allows people to recommend their favourite tweeters to all of their followers. Follow Friday is a great way to spread the word about people and/or groups in a realm where it can sometimes be difficult to figure out who is worth following.
Considering you’re reading a blog post right now, you’re probably wondering why I’m talking about Twitter. Well, the Trico Charitable Foundation bloggers were thinking it might be interesting to start our own version of Follow Friday so we can introduce our readers to some of Canada’s innovative and creative social enterprises. This allows us to give you some more insight into this exciting aspect of the non-profit sector, and also provides us with another way to support Canadian social enterprises. It’s a win-win situation!
Okay, enough with the preambles. For this week’s Follow Friday, we would like to introduce you to Soup Bee, which is a social enterprise supported by the West Broadway Development Corporation. If you live in Winnipeg, you’ve probably already heard about, if not tried, one of the many soups that Soup Bee produces every week from locally-sourced ingredients.
In addition to tasting great, these soups are doing good too. This is because the profits they generate help support the Soup Bee’s goals of providing supportive employment opportunities in Winnipeg’s downtown core, promoting food security and local producers, all the while leaving a small carbon footprint. Who knew a batch of soup could do so much?!
To find out more about Soup Bee, check out their website at http://soupbee.ca/ and follow them on Twitter at @theSoupBee
Ps. If you have a favourite Canadian social enterprise that you want to share with us, we would love to hear from you in the comments section!