Mental Health

Mental Health

One in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue or mental illness in any given year. But we all have mental health that we need to look after. All five in five of us. For 10 years, Canadians and people around the globe have joined in the world’s largest...

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

After witnessing significant anxiety attacks, multiple staff committed to mental health facilities, seizures at work, and more than 1 attempted suicide over 12 months, we really wanted to DO something to work with our staff through times of crisis. Maintaining a...

Sobey’s…supporting local!

Sobey’s…supporting local!

Over the last 5 years, The Raw Carrot has been working to find ways for our customers to have better access to our handcrafted soups. Initially sold at local fairs and Marker's Markets, our soup sales then expanded to select Farmboy locations and locally owned gourmet...

Buy Social!

Buy Social!

While in many ways the Raw Carrot looks like a business, our model is geared entirely to creating paid employment and opportunities for social inclusion for people in need. Yes we sell soup...and the soup brings in income. But we are still a charity that is just...

Leveraging Resources

Leveraging Resources

A little while ago, I went for a walk with Jim Estill - a Canadian entrepreneur, executive and Philanthropist, who is currently the President and CEO of Danby Appliances. I wanted to pick his brain on social enterprise growth for The Raw Carrot. Jim's advice to scale?...

“I felt like a real person…”

“I felt like a real person…”

Nick came into work recently moaning and groaning. So much so that Kitchen Manger Jenn Klassen thought that he might have fallen on the way to work. Nope! She was dead wrong. Nick relayed that he had spent the previous evening at a family wedding and was painfully...