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Shopping locally is a great way to support your community! These Canadian companies support community initiatives and give back to charitable causes and efforts. From socks, to chocolate, and everything in between, these businesses have the perfect feel-good gift for a loved one or treat for yourself.
PEACE BY CHOCOLATE
When classic meets sweet, it’s sure to be a treat! Since Peace By Chocolate was founded at the beginning of 2016, the Hadhad family have been fortunate to share their passion for chocolate with friends in their home of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, across Canada, and now, around the world.
They offer a range of services and products for anyone looking for delicious, fine chocolate. From classic chocolate boxes to chocolate bars offering messages of peace and forgiveness, specialty holiday items, to tasty snacks to share with friends, there’s something for everyone!
In keeping with the message of peace and togetherness, Peace by Chocolate has founded the Peace on Earth Society, donating a portion of all profits to peacebuilding projects around the world. The society work started unofficially after the Fort McMurray Wildfires when Peace by Chocolate launched a donation campaign to support all the evacuees and their families through relief organizations.
Come check out the tastiest way to spread peace at peacebychocolate.ca
After all, One Peace Won’t Hurt.
PROVINCE OF CANADA
Province of Canada is the ‘Made in Canada’ brand the world has been waiting for. From starting online with a humble t-shirt collection, Province of Canada has expanded over the last six years to include well-made sweatsuits, everyday basics and home accessories.
The brand’s name comes from a short period in time when Canada was called The United Province of Canada – a time when things were made locally and with care.
Province of Canada champions Canadian manufacturing by creating well designed, quality lifestyle products for your closet and your couch. Their mantra is, “It doesn’t have to look Canadian to be Canadian”.
BUY A SOCK, GIVE A SOCK
Did you know that socks are the least donated but most needed clothing item among Canada’s homeless population? This is what lead to the launch of Province of Canada’s 1 For 1 Sock Program. For every pair of Province of Canada socks purchased, they donate a pair to a Canadian homeless shelter. It’s a simple solution for a complicated problem.
Shop Province of Canada online, or at their first brick-and-mortar location in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. Welcome to Province of Canada, we hope you stay a while.
GOOD FOOD FOR GOOD
BIPOC Woman-owned, Good Food For Good is an organic food company with a philanthropic mission to do good for all people and the planet we share. Their award-winning portfolio includes Ketchup, BBQ sauces, and a range of home-made style vegan Cooking Sauces inspired by Indian and Mexican cuisine. All Good Food for Good sauces are USDA certified organic, sweetened only with dates with no added sugar, gluten, refined sugars, soy, dairy or any kind of preservatives.
As a certified B Corporation, Good Food for Good is combating world hunger by donating one meal for every single jar of sauce sold through food banks and non-profit organizations – they call it the Buy One, Feed One program!
1 in 9 people still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. This fact is the driving force behind Good Food For Good. With every product sold, Good Food for Good donates a meal to fight world hunger, through partnerships with Food Banks Canada, LA Food Bank and The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Shop Good Food for Good across various retailers including Whole Foods, Walmart, Costco, Sobey’s, Loblaws, and Amazon.com & Amazon.ca.
Cuddle+kind was started by a family of five on a mission to help feed children in need. The Woodgate family wanted to create a sustainable stream of giving that wouldn’t depend on donations. Their collection of stylish, award-winning hand-knit dolls make an impact—with every doll sold, they give 10 meals to children in North America and around the world. To date, cuddle+kind has donated over 17 million meals to children in 66 countries!
Every doll is lovingly handcrafted in Peru and helps empower 750 talented artisans with sustainable, fair trade employment, making a positive impact on their families and communities. Best of all, their dolls are knit with premium cotton yarn that’s certified non-toxic and safe for even the littlest of littles. Shop the cuddle+kind collection at cuddleandkind.com
Clearly Canadian is back, just the way you remember! The iconic drink is here to stay, still in that iconic light blue glass bottle, and made with Clearly Sparkling unflavoured sparkling mineral water, bottled at the source from one of Canada’s most awarded springs.
Made with four (4) simple, all-natural ingredients, and a whole lot of love, Clearly’s is committed to giving back. With the mantra of “Good thoughts, good words, good deeds,” the company nurtures other crowdfunded startups to life. With growing legions of thirsty fans hoarding Clearly wherever they find it, their sales team works hard to bring it to stores near you!
Clearly Canadian is available in Canada at Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, 7-eleven, and CircleK West, along with the new listing in Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada as of May 17. Clearly Canadian is available in the USA at Kroger, Winn-Dixie, Meijer, Cost Plus World Market, Hyvee, and many other major Grocery & Convenience store locations. Clearly Canadian is also available to order on Amazon from coast to coast and at ClearlyCanadian.com.