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The Learnary

Vancouver, BC Premier's People's Choice:
Nominee
Employees: 2 In Business Since: 2019

The Learnary is a social enterprise non-profit that puts community first. Within the store front, there is a Curiosity Table: a beautiful, cozy, free, community space for all ages to engage in an activity together. One can regularly meet seniors, students, adults, youth, as well as young children enjoying one another’s company here. With over 10 low cost or free programs per month, it has become a beloved example of what contemporary small business can become within our quickly changing, and increasingly isolating neighbourhoods.
The Learnary has become known for supporting waste reduction through offering many activities that focus on skill building repair and trade, and for facilitating skill sharing between neighbours, who may not imagine themselves educators. The Leadership structure is intergenerational, and ever diversifying. The Learnary is an innovative, community endeavour, that is satisfying a significant need in our communities.

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