Goodwill Newsletter: June 2023

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Goodwill News: June 2023

Open for Business!

Pictured from left to right: Goodwill Amity CEO, Kelly Duffin; Goodwill Amity Board Chair, Glen Norton; Goodwill Amity Vice-President of Social Enterprises, Daniel Hancock; Councillor Rory Nisan; MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos; Mayor Marianne Meed Ward; Lasan Nguyen; Councillor Angelo Bentivegna; Burlington Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Terry Caddo

On June 9, we proudly opened the doors to our first Attended Donation Centre located at 2501 Guelph Line, Burlington!

Following the opening of the centre itself, June 22 marked the official Grand Opening event which was attended by: Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos, the office of MP Pam Damoff, the office of MPP Natalie Pierre, Councillor Rory Nisan, Councillor Angelo Bentivegna, and Burlington Chamber of Commerce CEO Terry Caddo.

All donations received at this location will be sold in our Burlington and Oakville thrift stores.

Make it a Sustainable Summer

It’s officially summertime! Which means it’s the perfect time to clean out that closet and restock on summer clothes! Consider donating this summer; bring in your old shorts and shirts and replace them with thrifted threads from our retail locations in Burlington and Oakville! Don’t forget, we accept school uniform donations!

But why stop there? Tackle that pool shed, too! We accept donations of all kinds, so keep us in mind as you replace your summer fun items! Click here to see additional information about our donation centres, and what we can accept.

17th Annual Power of Work Awards – Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale!

Join us for a power-packed lunch as we celebrate the Power of Work at the Burlington Convention Centre on Friday, November 3! Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this event!

Enjoy a three-course meal, and listen to the inspiring words of master storyteller, entrepreneur, motivator, author, and our keynote speaker for the afternoon, Kendal Netmaker!

Come out to support the community and help us celebrate those who have overcome barriers of employment and truly embody the power of work!

Sponsored By RBC

Kendal Netmaker

Kendal speaks professionally to thousands of people worldwide on resilience, leadership, and Indigenous Values. He is DRIVEN to share his story and help motivate and build resilient leaders and organizations.

Get your Early Bird tickets here!

Run for Goodwill Amity!

Hamilton’s Road2Hope weekend has something for everyone including families, amateur runners, and those looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon!

Choose Goodwill Amity as your charitable partner to help raise funds for our mission. Set-up a donation page and collect gifts from your friends and family to increase your impact! Register before June 30th and save on registration fees!

Click here to register!

Looking for Work? Be “FAST” and Secure Your Spot

Our Food and Beverage Accelerated Skills Training Program (FAST), funded by Employment Ontario, has partnered with Mohawk College and Food Processing Skills Canada to provide job seekers with 4 weeks of free online training, as well as micro-certifications and supports to help them secure jobs in the food and beverage manufacturing sector. 

To join the program participants must be: 

  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Able to work in Canada
  • A resident of Hamilton or Halton
  • Looking to work in food and beverage manufacturing


Next cohort will start on July 24, 2023 – Limited spots are available. 

Register for our FAST Info Session or call 905-526-8482 ext. 2307 or 2286.

Join Our “T.E.A.M”!

Our T.E.A.M program is designed to assist people with disabilities to obtain and identify skills, while working towards inclusion within the community through employment, volunteering, or recreational programs.

To join the program participants must:

  • Self-identify with a disability/mental health
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Not be in full-time school or work
  • A Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or protected person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

This program runs on continuous intakes. 

Call 905-526-8482 ext. 2307 to book an intake or speak with a team member

Amica Job Fair

Amica is Canada’s leading provider of premium private-pay retirement residences for seniors who want more out of life.

Join us for an exciting in-person job fair and seize the opportunity to schedule an interview, network, and explore a range of job openings available at Amica.

Don’t miss out on this unique chance to take your career to new heights!

Event Location:
1050 Upper Gage Ave,
Hamilton, ON L8V 5B7

Event Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Event Time:
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Secure your spot and sign up today!


Click here for more information

Goodwill Amity

Annual Report 2022/2023

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

Read Full Report

Annual General Meeting & New Board Announcement

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, June 14, and a new Board was elected. We welcomed two new Directors – T4Tax owner and operator, Gaetano Sferrazza, and Canada’s L3Harris Wescam engineering modifications and sparing program leader, Scott James. Glen Norton was elected Chair, and Cortney Oliver Vice Chair.

We also thanked outgoing Chair Andrea Donlan, recently recognized at MP Karina Gould’s Volunteer Appreciation Awards.

Read more in the Board Announcement

Need Some Space?

Did you know, in addition to offering long-term leased space, Goodwill also offers short-term rentals on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Rental spaces are available in our iconic building conveniently located in downtown Hamilton.

For more information please contact:

Denise McSevney
905-526-8482 ext.2255

Naz Nazari
905-526-8482 ext. 2333

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