Edgar and Joe’s Café
A social purpose enterprise of Goodwill Industries, Edgar and Joe’s Café is a gathering space and food operation in London, Ontario.
There are two locations – one in the SoHo district – ‘south of Horton’, and the other at Innovation Works – a coworking space for social innovators – in Downtown London.
Edgar and Joe’s makes fresh and local food available, affordable and approachable with healthy choices from a wide variety of foods made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
Through our partnership with the Goodwill Career Centre’s “Hands on Hospitality” program, our goal is to employ, train and apprentice people to ready them for the food and hospitality labour market, an industry that has high labour needs and challenges.
Provide Good, Nutritious Food
Provide people, particularly those who face barriers, access to good, nutritious food and knowledge to improve health and wellbeing
Provide a platform to create dialogue, showcase success stories and learn/understand mental illness and social disadvantage with a view to breaking down stigma and eliminating attitudinal barriers.
Foster collaboration and community partnerships that embrace diversity, social justice and inclusion with an emphasis on health and wellbeing.
Serve as the main gathering, work break and event space for Goodwill staff, clients and customers and to welcome the neighbourhood and community to our facility
Contribute to the vitality of our neighbourhood (SOHO and Downtown London)