Lil E in the News

Building futures one cup at a time.

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Beth Deer spends some time with the owner of the Lil’ E Café in Calgary, a unique coffee house whose mission is to provide meaningful and productive employment opportunities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Culture Roulette – Season 1

Brewing Greatness with Lil E Coffee Cafe

New Calgary coffee shop breaking down barriers: ‘What makes us different makes us great’

Paul Constance started Lil E Coffee Cafe in hopes of helping those with developmental challenges find employment while raising awareness in Calgary. His three-year-old daughter Ella was born with Down syndrome and was an inspiration for the shop. Jenna Freeman reports – Feb 8, 2021

New Calgary coffee shop serves up opportunity for employees with intellectual disabilities

Calgarian Paul Constance founded the Lil E Coffee Cafe, which hires only people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Terri Trembath – CBC News

New cafe operating on a non-profit business model

CALGARY — A new cafe in Sun Life Plaza called the Lil E Coffee Cafe. is brewing more than coffee thanks to imaginative owner Paul Constance, who also aims to brew greatness by giving life skills and opportunities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by employing them.

CBC The Homestretch

PA new coffee shop in downtown Calgary is offering new opportunities for people with disabilities. The Lil E Coffee Cafe opened earlier this week in the Sun Life Plaza and employs only people with developmental challenges. Owner Paul Constance joins The Homestretch to talk about the venture.

New Calgary coffee shop hires employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A cafe that opened in downtown Calgary this past week is doing a lot more than just pouring hot coffee.

Calgary’s newest coffee shop hopes to bring awareness one cup at a time

Lil E Coffee Cafe is the newest addition to downtown Calgary’s coffee scene, and it’s sure to put a smile on your face.

Calgary’s new Lil E Coffee Cafe boasts uplifting approach to business’

How a Calgary cafe has created a welcoming workspace for marginalized individuals by Daniel Ball

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The Ampersand
140 - 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

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