In Calgary, 27,000 young people are at risk. Many will move into adulthood, navigating not one but likely a series of complex social issues, including homelessness, poverty, addiction, mental illness and incarceration.
We believe there is a wealth of untapped potential in this population of young people.
Where We’re Going
Redefin’d is bringing this therapeutic community approach to Calgary.
Our five-year pilot includes developing a live-in campus, which will become home to garden-scaped co-housing and our first social enterprise, a commercial greenhouse producing local and soil-grown food integrating regenerative agriculture practices.
We are here to exceed expectations. To use community and belonging, meaningful work and food as medicine. To ignite potential and give people a platform to become healthy, activated and contributing citizens in our city.
Where We’ve Been
We catered gala events for Rotary Calgary and at the Grand Theatre. Baked pies with local seniors and hosted community lunches. At the beginning of COVID, we mobilized our people and our community partners to assemble and deliver food to as many as 200 Bowness residents weekly. Our graduates have gone to SAIT and Bow Valley College in pursuit of careers.
We see an opportunity to build on this success.
Our approach includes four critical elements:
Do You Want to Join Us?
Are you excited about activating business as a catalyst for change? Or in becoming part of a local, regenerative food movement?
Do you want to be part of exploring lasting solutions to social problems? Or in engaging in a community-supported model of recovery and transformation?
We’d love to hear from you. If you want to find out more about our plans, please leave us your contact information, and we will get you an information package.