Goodwill Newsletter: September 2023

September 2023 monthly calendar on easel stand on wooden background

Goodwill News: September 2023

Goodwill Amity Celebrates 50 Year Milestones!

Pictured from left to right: Goodwill Amity CEO, Kelly Duffin; representative of MPP Monique Taylor, Davin; Hamilton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Greg Dunnett; Goodwill Amity Board Chair, Glen Norton; Councillor Craig Cassar, Shelley Kuzma

This week Goodwill Amity celebrated the 50th anniversary of two significant milestones in our rich history: 

  • 50 years of occupying our iconic King William building in the heart of downtown Hamilton!
  • 50 years since joining Goodwill Industries International!

We celebrated with the grand reveal of our Welcome Wall showcasing the history of Goodwill Amity.

Remarks were delivered by Goodwill Amity CEO, Kelly Duffin; Goodwill Amity Board Chair, Glen Norton; Councillor Craig Cassar in the stead of Mayor Andrea Horwath; and Davin, from the office of MPP Monique Taylor.

We look forward to our next milestones, and to continuing to serve the Hamilton and Halton regions faithfully for years to come!

Get Your Power of Work Awards Lunch Tickets Today!

It’s not too late to grab your tickets for the 17th Annual Power of Work Awards Lunch!

Join us for a power-packed lunch as we celebrate the Power of Work at the Burlington Convention Centre on Friday, November 3.

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

Support your community and help us celebrate those who have overcome barriers to employment and truly embody the power of work!

Thank you to RBC for being our presenting sponsor for this event.

Get tickets here!

A Productive Visit to Our King William Building

Thank you to Mayor Andrea Horwath and Councillor Cameron Kroetsch for a productive meeting at our King William support office. 

We appreciated the chance to showcase our work and impact and to give you a tour of our Career Centre and Community Resource Hub.

We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the City. 

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Pictured Here: MP Pam Damoff visiting one of our Canada Summer Jobs locations at our Burlington Career Centre to meet with our students and Employment Services team.

The federal Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program gives youth, often students, valuable real-world work experience and gives employers like Goodwill Amity some extra team members. We were fortunate enough to participate again this year and welcomed eight fantastic talents to our team at various Goodwill Amity locations!

Thank you to MP Pam Damoff for being a champion of the Canada Summer Jobs program and for taking the time to visit our Burlington Career Centre CSJ and our entire team!

We love to be a part of this program and are honoured to be able to provide opportunities for youth in our community!

Give A Donation, Get A Cookie!

Join us for our Donation Drive hosted by Burlington Ward 3 Councillor and Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Rory Nisan!

Clean out your closets and bring your used clothing or household items to our new Attended Donation Centre located at 2501 Guelph Line on October 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Councillor Nisan will be on site and providing free cookies to all donors from 10:00am to 1:00pm!

Donations fuel our Employment Services and help your neighbours learn the skills needed to land a job and change their lives. Give back to the community through the power of work!

“Fall” into Employment Services Opportunities This Season!

Lots of exciting opportunities in Employment Services are coming up this fall. Check out our upcoming programs and events!

Pathways to Employment Program

Our Pathways to Employment program provides support to youth facing barriers to employment.

Receive 5 weeks of paid employment skills training, followed by 12 weeks of employment opportunities including work-related support, certifications, and one-on-one coaching to support your employment goals!

The next session starts November 6, 2023 – limited spots are available!

Check Your Eligibility & Register!

FAST Program

Our Food and Beverage Accelerated Skills Training Program (FAST) provides 4 weeks of free online training and participants “graduate” with micro-certifications from Food Processing Skills Canada.

The next session starts October 2, 2023

– limited spots are available!

Register Here!

Job Fairs in Hamilton and Halton

Bring your resume and cover letter and meet one-on-one with a variety of employers!

Hamilton: Wednesday, October 4

Halton: Thursday, September 28

Register on Our Job Board!

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

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