Day by day I’m feeling stronger, Day by day I’m lasting longer, Day by day you help me make my way…the words from a popular song in the 80′s, Day by Day. The words express SSCOPE’s mission very well…to empower our member-employees to build and rebuild their lives through employment and a supportive system.
We are accepting all donations of food products and food preparation equipment, as well of cash donations that will allow us to create a 12 month a year Food Services program that will allow to create a Catering and Food Preparation so we can provide prepared food to all those in need of nutritious food in the community.
SSCOPE’s Food Services program already owns and operates a seasonal Food Services Mobile Trailer since May, 2012, that employee members operate. The Little Food Feats trailer, as it is called, specializes in variations of Tacos in a Bag and Nachos with cheese, among many other foods, and is also available for rent with staff or booking at special functions. The trailer was initially purchased with help from a special employment grant from the WRHA with equipment for the trailer purchased with the help of a donation from Investors Group.
We will soon announce the date when we will begin accepting expressions of interest from group residences, homes and schools to receive our prepared food on a regular basis. We will be particularly looking for a mental health tie in but it will not be an essential requirement.
For more information or to discuss what you can possibly donate, please contact SSCOPE’s Director of Development at 987-6302 or by email: email@example.com
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SSCOPE employees on the job on the first day of SSCOPE's new 3 week construction related job on July 4th, seen here just a little drenched after some rains came to cool them down. Wescon Construction of Steinbach awarded SSCOPE the pre concrete work on a large dairy barn construction project just west of Winnipeg in the Rosser area. There is about three weeks of work in this project and it is epxected that this will lead to more construction related work for this company and others in the near future.
During the week of July 3-6 SSCOPE also supplied construction renovation labour over a four day period to our partner, Siloam Mission’s Madison Lodge project.
Meanwhile the Treasures Thrift Storeis accepting new donations daily, with a lot of new inventory in the music, clothing and furniture areas. The generous support of Winnipegers is allowing SSCOPE to currently seek partners who have possible retail locations to aid in the growth of the SSCOPE Treasures Thrift Stores in other parts of Winnipeg as well.
SSCOPE’s Treasures Mobile Food Unit, continues to be out daily testing various locations in Winnipeg, finding a home for its daily offerings. Meanwhile in the tradition of the Food Truck business everywhere the Food menu is being upgraded to draw passionate followers, and a distinctive name is being sought. Little Food Feats anyone? Bookings for the Mobile Unit can be made by contacting SSCOPE at 987-6302 or call us with your naming suggestions. SSCOPE continues to investigate and develop a full range of special catering and delivery services to create additional Food Services employment for its members.
SSCOPE’s Lawn Services division continues to add additional properties to it’s weekly cutting and trimming list as homeowners and building managers see the overall value and direct benefits to the communty of the SSCOPE service. Recently a number of Manitoba Housing properties were added, plus some private properties that need maintenance while owners are away on vacation.
SSCOPE’s Property Services Snow Shoveling Divison is currently recruiting qualified Team Leaders with drivers licences for the November 1 start of the 5 month Snow Season, supporting and leading our employee members in our contract work for the City of Winnipeg and private residences and businesses.
SSCOPE Employees out on regular StreetSSCOPE patrol recently. Here they are seen on Arlington Street near Dufferin. Over 10 different SSCOPE member employees are involved in this daily work activity.
Mike Madeire (l) and Yvette Chartrand (r) both seniior SSCOPE employee-members showing off our first ever Department of Health licence for Food Services at SSCOPE
It’s official. SSCOPE is now in the Food Services business. After several weeks of diligent work by all SSCOPE staff retrofitting the Mobile Unit, with special thanks to Mike Madeire for his tireless work, and with the support of various community businesses who donated their time and materials. SSCOPE is now, as of 10:00 am on May 16, licenced to create employment and serve great food, in the Food Services business. Our first Food Business venture is our Mobile Food Unit. Over 15 new jobs per payroll or more are expected to be created, adding to our present 50-55 jobs per payroll.
A full list of community supporters and business sponsors/partners to be published here shortly so we’re sure we don’t miss anyone who strongly believes in what SSCOPE is doing for mental health in this community. Come out May 25 and May 26 to our Fund raising Festival and Street Party at 1466 Arlington St (at Magnus) and enjoy some fine food from SSCOPE’s new Mobile Food Unit and enjoy great music both days.
We hope you’ll see us around and about from now on, and you’ll come up to say hello to our staff and enjoy the fine food they serve you!
Kyla Cederwall performing prior to the start of the SSCOPE Media and Public Event on May 11. Kyla and her band, along with Mark David Stollard, who performed after the event, will be back on May 25& 26 at Rockin' the Bridge for SSCOPE and Mental Health
SSCOPE Inc. announced it’s entry into the Foods Services business and the creation of a new social enterprise for the organization, on Friday May 11 as part of a Funder and Supporter Recognition Event in conjunction with Mental Health Week. Rick Frost, CEO, of Winnipeg Foundation was the keynote speaker. Representatives of most major donours and funders in Winnipeg were in attendance to be thanked by SSCOPE employee members and volunteers for their support SSCOPE’s programs.
SSCOPE’s first entry into Food Services will be a Mobile Food Unit that will allow SSCOPE to bring the food to where the customers are located and where the demand is.
SSCOPE also announced the start of its 2012-13 funding campaign with a goal of $185,000. One part of the campaign will be to raise $25,000 or more to create a Legacy Fund for the future operations of the organization, which will be matched by the Winnipeg Foundation.
View the News Release Announcements and The List of Supporters Recognized Here:
View the Background Papers on Mental Health and Employment Here (Importance of Work) Here (Hiring Those With a Mental Illness) and Here (Mental Health for All)
News Conference at SSCOPE, 1466 Arlington St on Friday May 11, at the Noon hour, with performances by Kyla Cederwall at 11:50 am and Mark David Stollard at 12:45 pm. Special guests including Rick Frost CEO of the Winnipeg Foundation. Special Announcements. Special Food samplers. Employee Member meeting at 1:15 pm, BBQ mid afternoon and more!. Watch our Facebook page, and our website for more details. Call 987-6300