Congratulations Winners of the Power of Work Awards 2023

A photo of the 2023 Power of Work Awards lunch program on the set gala table

Together, we raised $31,000 to support job seekers in our community.

The power of work, the power of learning, and the power of celebrating together

Goodwill Amity was proud to present our 17 th annual Power of Work Awards Lunch this November. Over 160 guests joined us in celebrating the power of work, and the importance of giving a “hand up”, as our founder said, to those in need of opportunities in our community.

Lunch, fundraising, and MC Lohifa Pogoson

Over a three-course lunch, Emcee Lohifa Pogoson Acker made sure everyone in the room was energized and having fun. Together, we raised $31,000 to support job seekers in our community! These funds will support the delivery of Goodwill Amity employment programs and services in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville.

Our Award Winners

We also celebrated Achiever of the Year Award winners Lindsay Johnson and Hatim Nairoukh who overcame adversity and barriers to successfully reach their employment goals. Denninger’s Foods of the World was presented the Employer Partner of the Year Award, recognizing the outstanding support and opportunities they have brought to job-seekers in our region.

2023 Goodwill Amity Power of Work Awards | Achiever of the Year: Lindsay Johnson
2023 Goodwill Amity Power of Work Awards | Achiever of the Year: Hatim Nairoukh
2023 Goodwill Power of Work Award | Business Partner of the Year

Our Award Winning Guest Speaker

Following lunch, guests heard from Kendal Netmaker, award winning Indigenous entrepreneur and one of Canada’s most in-demand speakers and facilitators. He provided a thought-provoking and inspiring learning experience highlighting how the power of work, helping hands and focused mindset impacted his journey towards success. We are grateful for the opportunity to listen and learn from Kendal and look forward to reading his book Driven to Succeed: From Poverty to Podium.

Thank you to everyone who supported this event. We look forward to celebrating with you next year!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Logo of RBC Royal Bank

Speaker Sponsor

CCXIT logo
CCXIT Computer Services

Award Sponsors

Robar Centre Heavy Equipment Operator Training logo
Robar Centre Heavy Equipment Operator Training
M.J.R.K. Construction logo
M.J.R.K. Construction
Logo of Simpson Wigle Law
Simpson Wigle Law LLP

Contributing Sponsors

Bailey metal Products Limited Logo
Bailey metal Products Limited
Business Insurance Services Logo
Business Insurance Services
Frapporti Inc. Logo
Frapporti Inc.
Piper Foods Logo
Piper Foods
Logo of SKP Trading
SKP Trading

Community Sponsors

Arvin Air Systems logo
Arvin Air Systems
Fluke Transportation Group logo
Fluke Transportation Group
Gravity Engineering logo
Gravity Engineering
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce logo
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
logo of Invest in Hamilton
Hamilton Economic Development
John Kenyon Ltd. logo
John Kenyon Ltd.
Switchboard Technical Solutions logo
Switchboard Technical Solutions

Friend Sponsors

  • A1 Security
  • Durabond Janitorial Services
  • Dyer and Duman Design
  • Evan Apostol, Broker, Stapleton Ltd.
  • Print Factory Ink