Goodwill Newsletter: June 2022

A printed calendar of June 2022 with flowers in front

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Goodwill News: June 2022

Our Profiles: Jay’s Story

“Being who I am is frustrating, but I feel more independent now”

Jay knew he was different. He didn’t learn like other kids, had trouble making friends and was bullied by his peers. Going to school everyday was a nightmare. At seventeen, Jay was diagnosed as neurodivergent, which simply means he processes the world around him a little differently than most.

Sensory issues can make situations difficult and social anxiety can be overwhelming. Jay also identifies with the LGBTQ2S+ community and has come to learn what is comfortable for he/him, they/them. With all these beautiful and unique differences, Jay was having a difficult time finding work in a safe and supportive environment.

Read Jay’s Full Story

Goodwill Amity is nominated for a Business Excellence Award

We’re thrilled to be a finalist for the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in the Not for Profit category! We also congratulate our fellow Not for Profit finalists, Food for Life and Lighthouse for Grieving Children. All winners will be announced on June 28.

Closet Cleaning

Spring cleaning was in full swing this year. Our donation centres was please to accept clothing and household items for our thrift stores, which exist to support our Employment Services mission. Our Employment Services program participants can receive supportive training in our operations then apply for community employment with skills and experience. Proceeds from our stores support our mission. And our stores serve an important environmental purpose as well, enabling the reuse, repurposing, and recycling!

Visit Our Locations

Looking for work or looking to hire?

For job seekers, we provide free job search support – from resume assistance and interview practice to skills training and introductions to employers.

Services for Job Seekers

For employers, we also provide free services – from recruitment, hosting job fairs, and identifying candidates. We can provide supports during onboarding. Financial subsidies may even be available for your company.

Services for Employers

Retail Store Promotions

Did you know that every week a new tag colour is on sale for 50% off and seniors also get 10% off everyday.

Visit Retail Stores

Goodwill Amity Strategic Plan 2022-2027

We are excited to share our new five year Strategic Plan, based on research, community need, and stakeholder input.

Read Strategic Plan

Goodwill Amity Annual Report 2021/2022

Our annual report including financials is ready and published in our website.

Read Annual Report

Annual General Meeting and New Board Announcement

We held our AGM on Wednesday, June 8. Board Directors elected at the AGM included RBC VP Carmela Trombetta, Workforce Planning Hamilton Executive Director Khadija Hamidu, and First Work Executive Director Akosua Alagaratnam. Andrea Donlan was reappointed Chair and Glen Norton was reappointed Vice Chair.

Read the Announcement

Contribute to Changing Lives

You can help someone overcome barriers to employment with a gift to Goodwill Amity. Your donation will provide the support needed to learn new skills, prepare for and secure meaningful work – a powerful gift that can transform lives and positively impact our community.

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