East Van Roasters is focused on driving meaningful and multi-faceted social impact
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01. Community Contribution Company
As a Community Contribution Company (C3), our primary mission is to support at-risk individuals re-entering the workforce and build community in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In accordance with our mission, 20% of all sales stay in the Downtown Eastside to help support our purpose.
02. Fair Trade
Our beans are sourced directly from coffee and cocoa farmers around the world. This enables us to shorten our supply chain and ensure we offer fair trade, organic products of the highest quality and ethical standards at the forefront.
03. Employment Opportunities
We hire at-risk individuals from the Downtown Eastside who face barriers to traditional employment. We provide them with peer work opportunities to help them generate income and create a more inclusive community.
04. Values-Aligned Partnerships
We actively seek to develop partnerships with other enterprises and organizations that have a strong social purpose, like our partners at Hives for Humanity, Just Potters, and Buy Social Canada.
Buy Social Certified
As a Social Enterprise, we are committed to achieve social, cultural or environmental goals through the sale of goods and services.
At least 50% of East Van Roaster's profits go back into social causes.
We acknowledge that we are working on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil- Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations of the Coast Salish peoples.