Goodwill Newsletter: November 2023

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Goodwill News: November 2023

Goodwill Amity’s 17th Annual Power of Work Awards Lunch

Thank you to everyone for joining us at our 17th annual Power of Work Awards Lunch on November 3! 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.

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

Watch Their Stories!

Emcee Lohifa Pogoson Acker powered up the crowd, and guest speaker Kendal Netmaker provided a thought-provoking and inspiring learning experience about the power of work, helping hands, and the importance of a focused mindset.

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.

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

Do You Know a Youth Facing Barriers to Employment?

Our Pathways to Employment program provides support to those facing barriers to finding a job.

Receive five weeks of paid employment skills training, followed by twelve weeks of quality employment opportunities including work-related support, certifications, and one-on-one coaching to support your employment goals!

To join the program participants must:

  • Be between 15-30 years of age
  • Have a physical or mental health disability
  • Not be in school or working
  • Be a resident of Hamilton or Halton Region
  • Have the ability to attend 5 weeks of online training from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Monday to Friday
  • Be eligible to work in Canada

Next cohort will start on November 27, 2023 – limited spots are available.

Register Now

Support Job Seekers This Giving Tuesday

The holiday season always brings added pressure for job seekers. This year is especially difficult for those struggling under the high cost of food, housing shortages and low paying jobs.

A job seeker might find employment but cannot afford…

  • Transportation to get to work,
  • A winter coat, work boots and vest to be on the jobsite
  • Groceries and personal care items waiting for their first pay cheque or
  • Childcare so they can work extra hours

When you are barely meeting your basic needs there is no room for gift giving, hosting celebrations or travelling to loved ones over the holidays.

You can help relieve some of these pressures with a gift to Goodwill Amity’s Job Seeker Support Fund. You will give job seekers in need emergency funds for things like groceries, transit passes, steel-toe boots, a haircut or a babysitter so they can attend employment training.

The power of work can be life-changing but sometimes we need a little hand to get us there. You can lend a hand with a donation to our Job Seeker Support Fund. Please click here to donate now.

Donate Now

Save Big on Black Friday at Goodwill!

Join us on Black Friday for 50% OFF all Christmas and Holiday items!

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New Hoteling Opportunities Available!

A brand-new space is available for daily, weekly, or monthly hoteling at the Goodwill Amity King William Street location!

A brand-new space is available for daily, weekly, or monthly hoteling at the Goodwill Amity King William Street location!

This new space supports all your versatile business needs and includes a whiteboard, technology and screen for virtual meetings, with on-site IT support packages available.

Located in the heart of the beautiful downtown scene, and with Stairways café located right across the hall, this is the ideal space that will work for any enterprise!

Looking for a long-term rental?

We have leasing vacancies available as well! See a full catalogue of our Meeting Spaces here!

Contact us today to learn more about our hoteling and leasing spaces!

Denise McSevney

905-526-8482 ext. 2255

Or Naz Nazari

905-526-8482 ext. 2333

Gearing Up for a Year-End Purge?

Goodwill Amity provides confidential personal and commercial shredding services.


  • Bring your boxes to our warehouse. Only $9.80 each per standard bankers box or equivalent (15” x 12” x 10”)
  • 225 King William St Warehouse

Just down the street from the main entrance


  • Weekdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


We also do pickups. Check our website for the full list of services available through our shredding department.

Visit Our Website

For shredding inquiries, contact:

Nick Anderson

905-526-8482 ext. 2257

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