Part of the Causeway Work Centre, Good Nature Groundskeeping is a social business that works to employ marginalized community members. Based in Ottawa, they offer grass maintenance, yard clean-ups, snow removal, property maintenance and junk removal services. Founded in 2011, their services have received positive testimonials by homeowners who are clients, saying that the team is hard-working and reliable.
According to its website, Causeway Work Centre is "a community economic development organization that empowers and supports people in overcoming disabilities and other challenges to help them find rewarding work and live more independently." The non-profit organization also operates other social businesses including Krackers Katering and Cycle Salvation, which we've previously covered on SocialBusiness.org.
"Our business strives to achieve a double bottom line by offering residential and commercial groundskeeping services to the Ottawa community and at the same time providing training and employment to people who are economically disadvantaged," Good Nature Groundskeeping outlines on its website.
Good Nature Groundskeeping is an example of the relationship between community and business; employment and opportunity. Much like its sister businesses -- Krackers Katering and Cycle Salvation -- this project embodies how locally driven initiatives can create impacts that have long-lasting effects on marginalized communities.
Good Nature Groundskeeping Website
Causeway Work Centre Website