Celebrating 85 years of changing lives through the power of work
Our mission is changing lives and strengthening communities through the power of work. We deliver that mission by providing Employment Services and skills training that offer a path to income security for individuals and their families and in some cases, break generational cycles of poverty. By helping employers find their workforce, we support their objectives, are a catalyst for strong and healthy neighbourhoods, and facilitate meaningful opportunities for people who are too often marginalized.
In all these ways Goodwill Amity not only served our communities, but also demonstrated our adaptability and resilience. Indeed, 2020 was our 85th anniversary, and no organization survives 85 years without changing to meet evolving needs. We even adapted our anniversary celebrations! The gala planned for June 2020 went by the wayside, but we saw Goodwill Amity Week proclaimed in Burlington and
Oakville in late September.
We held outdoor celebrations during that week, MPPs Jane McKenna and Stephen Crawford made Member’s Statements at Queen’s Park,
we garnered extensive media and social media coverage, and hosted a virtual Awards Ceremony for our 2020 winners in November.