What is
Social Harvest?

Social Harvest Ottawa (SHO), a Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) program, is a social enterprise that aims to improve food security in our community through a range of programming such as offering workshops on food literacy and hosting events related to urban agriculture. We engage volunteers in these activities and welcome people of all ages to part-take in our events. We also offer three-month paid internships, in partnership with incubator13, to support youth between the ages of 18 and 29 years old to develop their professional and entrepreneurial skills.

Our Mission:

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Expanded partnerships in the Ward to contribute to local food insecurity and poverty reduction solutions

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Increased availability of fresh locally-grown produce

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Increased number of residents with knowledge of food literacy and agriculture and environment-related topics.

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United Nation's Social Development Goals we can contribute to: 

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 Build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

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-End hunger and ensure access by all people to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.

-Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers.

-Ensure sustainable food production systems.

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-Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

-Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles.

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-Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.

-Halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.

-Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse. 

-Ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.