Yellow Tag Sale!

February 27, 2017

Great deals! 50% off yellow tags from February 26th to  March 4th, 2017.

Come down to your local Goodwill to find some great deals!

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Retail Associate – Grande Prairie

February 23, 2017

Date Posted:                           February 23, 2017

Application Deadline:              March 1, 2017

Job Type:                                Both FT Hourly and PT Hourly are available

Great Work. Great People. Great Place. GREAT Purpose.

Are you looking for a career that makes a real difference in the lives of Albertans? Do you want to be part of a growing organization with opportunities for development? Do you want to look forward to coming to work every day? Then Goodwill Industries of Alberta is the place for you!

About Goodwill:

Goodwill is dedicated to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to find meaningful employment. This is made possible as a direct result of the generosity of Albertans in our community who choose to donate to Goodwill, where these items are resold through our successful retail stores. Our dedicated, ambitious and hard-working team members are the key to our success. By embodying Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Recognition, Customer Service and Safety, our organization is driven towards GREATness.

The Opportunity:

The Retail Associate is responsible maintaining the retail area of the store and processing sales transactions. This includes restocking merchandise, rotating stock and providing GREAT customer service.

Key Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Retail & Processing Store Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

Successful candidates will have:

The Application Process:

For more information on Goodwill Industries of Alberta and what we offer, please visit our website at www.goodwill.ab.ca.

Candidates interested in this opportunity should forward their Resume and Cover letter outlining how they are a GREAT fit with Goodwill via email to careers@goodwill.ab.ca by March 1, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest in wanting to be a part of our GREAT purpose. Only applicants who submit a full application will be considered.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a Criminal Record Check

Goodwill Industries of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind.

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Employment Coordinator – Power of Work Edmonton

Date Posted:                           Thursday, February 23, 2017

Application Deadline:              Thursday, March 9, 2017

Job Type:                                Full-Time Salaried

Great Work. Great People. Great Place. GREAT Purpose.

Are you looking for a career that makes a real difference in the lives of Albertans? Do you want to be part of a growing organization with opportunities for development? Do you want to look forward to coming to work every day? Then Goodwill Industries of Alberta is the place for you!

About Goodwill:

Goodwill is dedicated to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to find meaningful employment. This is made possible as a direct result of the generosity of Albertans in our community who choose to donate to Goodwill, where these items are resold through our successful retail stores. Our dedicated, ambitious and hard-working team members are the key to our success. By embodying Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Recognition, Customer Service and Safety, our organization is driven towards GREATness.

The Opportunity:

The Employment Coordinator is responsible for providing individualized case management to adults with disabilities that are looking to obtain or maintain employment or volunteer in the community. The Employment Coordinator is also responsible for file maintenance including acting as a liaison between individuals, employers, and their support network to ensure success for the individual.

Key Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Supervisor, Power of Work, your key responsibilities will include:

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Successful candidates will have:

The Application Process:

For more information on Goodwill Industries of Alberta and what we offer, please visit our website at www.goodwill.ab.ca.

Candidates interested in this opportunity should forward their Resume and Cover letter outlining how they are a GREAT fit with Goodwill via email to careers@goodwill.ab.ca by Thursday, March 9, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest wanting to be a part of our GREAT purpose. Only applicants who submit a full application will be considered.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a Criminal Record Check.

Goodwill Industries of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind.

 

 

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Goodwill Industries of Alberta, Finalist for the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction

February 20, 2017

Edmonton, Alberta– Goodwill Industries of Alberta is pleased to announce our selection as a finalist for the 2017 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction in the Employer of Persons with Disabilities Award of Distinction. Finalists were announced Friday, December 16, 2016.

This recognition by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce is a great honour for our organization. Along with being a finalist for the Employer of Persons with Disabilities Award of Distinction, Goodwill Industries of Alberta is also eligible for the prestigious Premier’s Award of Distinction.

Goodwill Industries of Alberta has been affecting positive change, lives and communities here in Alberta for nearly 70 years. “We are one of Alberta’s largest employers of persons with disabilities; and further we job counsel, career develop and job place Albertans with disabilities into great jobs in the community. We are very grateful and excited to be recognized for such a distinguished award,” said Goodwill’s President and CEO Dale Monaghan.

The awards will be announced on February 24, 2017, at Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel in Edmonton. For more information on the event, please go to the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction website at www.abbusinessawards.com

 

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Share your thrift finds!

February 18, 2017

Did you find an awesome thrift find at Goodwill?

Share your thrift finds on social media with the tag #thriftfinds.

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Happy Valentines Day!

February 7, 2017

Not feeling the love for #ValentinesDay? There are lots of other options to celebrate instead! #FerrisWheelDay

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Impact Centre Grand Opening Ceremony

February 1, 2017

Goodwill Industries of Alberta Impact Centre to Have Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

New facility to provide more opportunity for recycling, sustainability, and community partnerships

 

EDMONTON, AB – January 30, 2017 – Goodwill Industries of Alberta Impact Centre, located at 11415 168 Street NW in Edmonton, will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 2nd at 12:00 PM. Those joining us on the 2nd include; MLA Jon Carson and Mayor Don Iveson to bring their words of welcome, and take part in our celebration! Community partners such as Habitat for Humanity, You Can Ride 2, College Hunks and many more will also be attending the celebration.

The Impact Centre allows Goodwill to consolidate many of its Edmonton and area operations, centralizing recycling efforts and reducing waste, providing extra value to our shoppers and donors and always furthering our efforts to connect Albertans with disabilities to meaningful employment.

The 100,000 square foot, first facility of its kind in Canada is home to an outlet store where everything is sold by the pound, a community engagement space, our Commercial Services division, furniture outlet, donation centre and, a warehouse and centralized recycling area.

President and CEO Dale Monaghan says, “the Impact Centre is an innovative, brand new facility that will do more for this organization and enterprise than anything we have ever done in the past: more efficiency, more recycling and sustainability opportunities, and most importantly more mission opportunity. The Impact Centre will create jobs for persons with disabilities inside this facility, outside our enterprise and through many partnerships.”

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Thank You For Your Donations!

November 5, 2016

Every time you donate and shop at Goodwill you help us connect Albertans with disabilities to meaningful employment.

Thank you!

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One-of-a-kind Costume Ideas

October 18, 2016

At Goodwill, you can find the pieces to make a one-of-a-kind costume.

Whether you have a costume in mind or you have no idea what to be for Halloween, Goodwill has you covered. Browse the aisles of clothing and unleash your creativity with accessories from Goodwill to complete your unique look. Shopping at Goodwill is fun and helps the community. Your Goodwill purchase helps fund our Power of Work for people with disabilities looking for employment.

Here are some DIY costume ideas to get you started!

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Find A Unique Halloween Costume At Goodwill

September 28, 2016

Each year, millions of people come to Goodwill to find the pieces they need to create an amazing Halloween costumes for less. Whether you are looking for the perfect white shirt to complete a pirate or vampire costume or a vintage ball gown to become a zombie princess or prom queen, Goodwill has the clothing, shoes, and accessories you need for Halloween.

Find out more and get inspired on our Halloween page!

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Let Kids Define Their Style This Back-to-School Season at Goodwill®

August 8, 2016

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Kids these days are socially and environmentally conscious young people eager to serve their communities. As you prepare your children to head back to school, shop at Goodwill for the items they need while teaching them important life lessons.

When you shop at or donate to Goodwill, you help keep items out of landfills and help individuals with disabilities find jobs. Goodwill sells donations in its stores to help fund programs that help people build their careers, earn paychecks and care for their families.

Let your kids define their unique style and use shopping at Goodwill as a teaching moment to guide them toward positive ways to help others, while managing a family budget.

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Calgary Stampeders Partner with Goodwill

August 1, 2016

The Calgary Stampeders are proud to announce wide receiver Anthony Parker’s partnership with Goodwill Industries of Alberta.

Parker played collegiately for the University of Calgary Dinos where he was a two-time Canada West all-star. Drafted by the Stamps with the third overall pick in the 2011 CFL Draft, he is now in the midst of his sixth season with the Red and White. Through 75 career games, Parker has tallied 101 receptions and was also a member of the Stampeders 2014 Grey Cup championship team.

“The reason I chose to serve as a rep for Goodwill is because it gives me the opportunity from a position of privilege to serve those that are in a time of need. It’s been proven time and again in our community that when people are in need we stand up to help. I’m excited for this opportunity and I look forward to making a difference right here at home,” says Anthony Parker.

Goodwill is a local not-for-profit and social enterprise that helps individuals with disabilities find jobs. “As a social enterprise we have a purpose and that is through the dignity of a job and the power of work, we are changing lives for the better, strengthening families and strengthening communities,” says Dale Monaghan, the organization’s President and CEO.

Goodwill is one of the largest employers of persons with disabilities in Alberta and through their Power of Work program Goodwill is providing career development and job placement for Albertans with disabilities in the communities they proudly serve throughout and across Alberta.

“We need more advocates like Anthony and the Stampeders to help the community learn about what kind of impact a job has on the life of someone with a disability,” says Dale Monaghan, the organization’s President and CEO.

Support from the community directly impacts the lives of Albertans with disabilities and mental health challenges. With this support, Goodwill is able to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to enhance their lives through meaningful employment.

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Enter to WIN!

July 26, 2016

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Join the Calgary Stampeders and Goodwill on Thursday, August 4 for Rock & Red Night, Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Calgary Stampeders!

 

Need something to wear to the game? Come into any Calgary & area Goodwill store and enter to win one of five autographed jerseys!

Win tickets! Like and Follow Goodwill Industries of Alberta on Facebook, and tag us in a selfie of you in your gameday red!

 

 

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Goodwill Receives “Diversity in Ability” Award

June 28, 2016

On Saturday, June 25 we were thrilled to accept the Diversity in Ability Award at the first annual Diversity Magazine Awards! These Awards are presented to individuals and organizations that have made an impact in fostering diversity and inclusion in Alberta.

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At Goodwill, our mission is to connect Albertans with disabilities to meaningful employment. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity and the dignity of a job and we work hard make this a reality. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Diversity Magazine for this recognition of the daily dedication shown by our team members across Alberta!

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Goodwill Receives Edmonton Mayor’s Award for “Top Employer of People With Disabilities”

June 26, 2016

On May 26th, Mayor Don Iveson recognized Edmontonians making a difference for persons with disabilities at the 20th Mayor’s Awards. The awards honour those who make significant contributions to Edmonton’s livability for all, and shine a spotlight on innovations in accessibility. “Every year I am incredibly proud to present awards to Edmonton’s accessibility advocates and leaders,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “These Edmontonians’ determined spirit and capability to include all individuals, no matter the ability, is truly remarkable. Together we are building a more inclusive Edmonton.”

 

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The annual Mayor’s Awards are presented to recognize individuals, organizations and businesses in Edmonton who use creative methods to ensure the dignity and inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Goodwill was proud to receive the Mayor’s Award for being a top employer of people with disabilities.

Inasmuch as being named in May of 2016 the “Best Brand” in America by Enzo, and inasmuch as being named 4 consecutive years running one of Forbes Top 20 Most Inspiring Corporations in America. “It’s what Goodwill does, achieves and accomplishes right here in Alberta and here in Edmonton that matters to me, our team of 600 Goodwillians, our Board of Directors, our hundreds of thousands of store shoppers and those who donate used household goods and clothing to Goodwill” said president and CEO Dale Monaghan.

Goodwill’s purpose is as a social enterprise we provide career development and job placement for Albertans with disabilities. In the past few years, we have become one of the largest employers of persons with disabilities in Alberta and we partner with outstanding businesses to place well trained and readied persons with disabilities into great jobs in the community.

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