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The Cleaning Solution


2015 Recipient

The Cleaning Solution: A non-profit social enterprise based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, this contract cleaning company is dedicated to providing supportive, quality employment to people living with mental illness. It has grown from three employees and $14,000 in revenue in 2004 to 75 employees and $1.2M in revenue in 2014. The Cleaning Solution pays their employees $2 an hour above the cleaning industry average and in 2014 had year-over-year retention of 80% for employees and 100% for clients; industry leading on both counts. They are active on the environmental front (e.g. using environmentally sustainable products and participating in Climate Smart), engaged with their industry (e.g. member of the BC Cleaning Contractors Association), and active in supporting the social impact community (e.g. members of the Social Enterprise Leadership League of Vancouver).

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