Algonquin's MakerSpace provides students with virtual access to their amazing facilities including laser cutters, 3D printers, Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits. Students can design various products using Tinkercad and submit design files to Makerspace for prototype and production printing.
Youth Ottawa's mission is to engage, encourage and empower youth to spark change (for themselves) and take action in our community (for others). By tailoring programs that meet youth where they are at, Youth Ottawa gives youth opportunities to achieve their goals and, in turn, empower other youth.
The OCSB SEP plans to participate on May 3rd, 2024 in the YouthOttawa "Untapped" Youth Action Showcase. See this link for more details of the event.
The Artery Community Roasters employ people living with disabilities, pay them a living wage and maintain a culture of respect, diversity, inclusion and learning. The Artery helps inspire other business to hire more people living with disabilities. The Artery roasts ethically sourced speciality coffee with care, and get it to customers within a week or less of roasting.
The Artery supplies OCSB SEP schools with their coffees at wholesale prices and enables SEP schools to sell The Artery coffees under The Artery brand or under unique SEP school brands at retail prices.
Thirteen A Social Enterprise (13:ASE) is an entrepreneurial program of the Parkdale Food Centre. 13:ASE engages youth seeking employment and skills development opportunities in the operation of a social enterprise. By engaging participants in all aspects of business decisions and development, in a collaborative and supported space, this program helps participants gain strong emotional and social skills as well as confidence in themselves and their future.
13:ASE supplies OCSB SEP schools with their spices at wholesale prices and enables SEP schools to sell the 13:ASE spices under their brands at retail prices.
PolyPlastics to make it possible for any community to make recycling a job creator, profit generator, and a beneficial piece of infrastructure. Through the use of our systems, anyone is able to start their own business selling products made out of recycled plastic. The Poly Sustainability Education Program was developed in partnership with Enactus uOttawa, a student-run social entrepreneurship club based out of the University of Ottawa. Over the past two years, Enactus has run sustainability programs in the Ottawa area, impacting over 3000 youth across the city.