Growing Prospects

Caledon Institute of Social Policy,

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Ann Simpson

Year: 2001

In a grey industrial area of Winnipeg, there is an island of green. Herbs, flowers and vegetables flourish in a hydroponic greenhouse, tended by the young employees of Growing Prospects. At first glance, this picture may not seem remarkable. Asecond look shows otherwise. Established in 1998, Growing Prospects Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that is providing training and employment to individuals on income assistance, helping them develop the skills necessary to find full-time employment in the horticultural and greenhouse industries. The proceeds are used in youth and community development projects. This is one of many case studies produced by Caledon.

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