Old Strathcona Clean Team program provides permanent, part-time jobs to neighbours who face barriers to market employment. Through an instrumental partnership with the Old Strathcona Business Association, as well as support from the City of Edmonton, the Clean Team program provides trash removal along Whyte Avenue and surrounding parks and neighborhoods.
This past year the team employed 10 neighbours who picked up more than 40,800 liters of litter. For some neighbours, the program provides a place to contribute, taking pride in work and earning extra support while they manage mental health or medical conditions. Program participants also receive:
Mentorship: Covering topics such as professional goal setting and conflict management.
Banking Services: A partnership with ATB allows employees access to basic banking and money management services.