All-Ways-Us is an exciting and innovative Social Enterprise business venture that produces a diverse line of all natural bath and beauty products that are competitive in the marketplace.
Founded in 2009, All-Ways-Us operates as a Related Business of its non-profit parent company, Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options (YACRO). YACRO was established in 1992 as a not-for-profit agency that provides residential care and support for individuals challenged with a disability. Both All-Ways-Us and YACRO exist to enhance each person’s potential to live, work and socialize within the community in the least restrictive and most inclusive manner.
WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?
A Social Enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human, social and environmental well-being, rather than seeking to maximize profits. Social Enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit and may take the form of a co-operative, mutual organization, disregarded entity, a social business or a charity organization.
All-Ways-Us is dedicated to becoming a landmark Social Enterprise in the Province of Nova Scotia. We are about making positive changes in a time of need; therefore, our social mission is to provide employment for people with barriers to employment in meaningful jobs with competitive wages.
BENEFITING NOVA SCOTIANS!
People with barriers to employment, whether it be a disability, language, age, race or gender, often have difficulty attaining and retaining meaningful work. Just because these individuals have these barriers, doesn’t mean that they don’t have skills that are valuable in the workplace. It’s with this in mind that we feel that by providing the proper experience and training that we are unlocking a previous untapped market of skills.
All-Ways-Us is a supportive environment for this group of people to develop their potential in the community as employees, taxpayers and contributing members of society. Along with this primary aim, is a goal of social responsibility through producing environmentally-friendly products. In this way, All-Ways-Us aims for what is often referred to as a “Triple Bottom Line” of People, Profit and Planet. Moreover, with the continued financial success of All-Ways-Us, it will be a mandate of the company to return profits, over and above company costs, to our parent company, YACRO, for enhancement of their mission to provide quality residential support to persons with disabilities.