Joe’s Table began as a father’s dream for his son, Joe, to experience the joy and self-esteem that comes from having a meaningful job, doing something you love that others value. Like many people with autism, Joe was usually given jobs behind the scenes, yet he really had a talent for engaging people and making them feel welcome.
A coffee shop seemed like the perfect place for Joe. The first Joe’s Table Cafe opened in Burnaby British Columbia in 2013, employing five people with disabilities. We have plans to expand to 10 coffee shops in B.C. within two years.