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Career Connections

Every year, Career Connections serves hundreds of Albertans with disabilities or other barriers on their path to meaningful employment. In addition, we are champions in the community for creating more inclusive workplaces, supporting hundreds of employers every year through the process of hiring and employing Albertans with disabilities.
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Path to Employment

The Career Connections program supports people with disabilities in locating and maintaining employment or volunteer opportunities. Individuals are assisted with identifying their employment goals, employment preparation, job search, and employment coaching.

Through an individualized Person-Centred plan, The Path to Employment program puts a focus on skill building, customizing work opportunities and job coaching. This helps support the needs of each individual.

Employer Inclusion Accelerator Program

A program that provides support and coaching to employers who would like to hire people with disabilities and are not sure how to get started and how to ensure success.

Your Employer Coach will work with you to develop a customized plan including:
  • Job Posting
  • Advertising
  • Interviews
  • Selection
  • Onboarding
  • Orientation
  • Ongoing Employment Coaching
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Opportunity Accelerator

An accelerated (6-week) Path to Employment program for those with disabilities, who are ready and willing to find and gain meaningful employment. 

Program focus:
• Education Workshops
• Person Centred Planning
• Skill Development
• Coaching
• Pre-employment Support

Our People

Meet Quinn, a diehard hockey fan who supports his local team the AJHL Sherwood Park Crusaders by volunteering as security.

This all happens through the magic of Goodwill's Career Connections Program!

Our Accreditations

Goodwill is pleased to announce that we were once again declared a CARF accredited program through 2025. This signifies that Career Connections has met all of the requirements laid out by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for quality standards that enhance the lives of people served.

Our Success

Click on the quick-fact graphic below to view the IMPACT our Career Connections program had last year. For more information, please view our online annual report.

The Volunteer Hub

This Volunteer Hub is based out of Goodwill’s Career Connections training facility on Whyte Ave. in Edmonton. Here, individuals with disabilities assemble and create different ‘kits’ to help spread the GOOD vibes throughout our region. Contact us below or click here to find out how The Volunteer Hub can help your community initiative.

Resume Target

Thanks to a partnership with Resume Target, a professional resume writing service, they are pleased to offer complimentary career-related resources to Goodwill Industries of Alberta members seeking professional development and career tips.

Please click here to access the career platform and the free resources available.

Contact Us Today!

For more information about getting involved in Career Connections or the Opportunity Accelerator Program, please call 780-944-2746 or fill out the contact form below.

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