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Goodwillians Rock at IDPD Talent Show

2018-03-22T11:08:03-06:00December 5th, 2017|Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Calgary - The Goodwill Talent Show celebrating International Day for Persons with Disabilities was a great success with a total of 11 participants showcasing their talents. About 70 people cheered for the talent show performers during the one hour show that was held at the Goodwill Calgary Chinook store on November 30. The Talent Show [...]

Goodwill Calgary Talent Show Nov 30

2018-05-08T10:43:24-06:00November 26th, 2017|Events, Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Calgary - Goodwill employees will showcase their talents at the Goodwill talent show marking International Day for Persons with Disabilities, November 30 at the Goodwill Chinook store at 10:30 am. The talent show is sponsored by the Alberta Government and the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. The Talent show includes musical performances, [...]

Meet the Employees at the New Goodwill on Whyte

2018-03-23T15:34:39-06:00November 19th, 2017|Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive|

Edmonton – Giselle Zacharuk, 23 got her first job at the new Goodwill Whyte Avenue store and donation centre which opens on November 25. “I’m excited about the store opening and I can’t wait to see what it looks like from the inside,” said Giselle. “It means being finally independent and paying my bills,” said [...]

Sean: I Am Able to Work

2018-03-22T10:27:49-06:00October 27th, 2017|Employment, Goodwillians/Stories, News Category Archive, Stories|

Sean Kluba is a donation attendant at the Goodwill Chinook Store and Donation Centre. Olympian and Goodwill Ambassador Cheryl Bernard talked to Sean as part of Goodwill’s I Am Able to Work campaign to mark Disability Employment Awareness Month-October. Q&A Cheryl Bernard and Sean  Sean how many years have you been working for Goodwill? 5 [...]

Carol: I Am Able to Work

2018-04-18T11:56:53-06:00October 18th, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, News Category Archive, Stories|

  Calgary- Carol Rousch has been working for the Goodwill Chinook store in Calgary for more than a year. “I like saying hi to everybody in the morning and seeing all the clothes,” said Carol about working at Goodwill. Carol said she spent many years unemployed but she is glad she has a job now. [...]

Samantha Peters: I Am Able to Work

2017-12-07T13:11:51-07:00October 12th, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, News Category Archive, Stories|

Edmonton- Samantha Peters, 25 has been working at the Goodwill Manning store for about four years.  “It means a lot,” said Samantha regarding having a job. “I’m more confident when I socialize”, added Samantha. “I do the fitting room pretty well, I put shoes away, count items, and open fitting rooms,” said Samantha. She tried [...]

Just Try And Stop Me: Book Launch

2018-03-22T10:34:20-06:00October 10th, 2017|Employment, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

I Am Able to Work     Sherwood Park- Mackenzie Meyer a Goodwill Sherwood Park employee tells her life story in a new book called Just Try And Stop Me.  Mackenzie, 24 wanted to share her story “to let people know what it is like to have Down Syndrome,” she explained.   The book launch [...]

Brian’s Dream job at the Arena: “I Am Able to Work”

2018-02-13T07:59:21-07:00September 29th, 2017|Employment, Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Q & A with Cheryl Bernard Edmonton- Brian Harrison, 24 says his position as a kitchen steward at Rogers Place is his “dream job.”  Brian, a huge Oilers fan got his job through Goodwill’s career development program for Edmontonians with disabilities-Power of Work.  Brian is one of several Edmontonians Goodwill is featuring for the “I [...]

Community Building and Family Resource BBQ

2017-07-26T10:59:14-06:00July 25th, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, Stories|

On June 24th a team of Goodwillians volunteered and attended a BBQ at the Glenwood Community League Hall hosted by MLA Jon Carson. The aim of the BBQ was to bring community agencies together, so families can drop by and learn about the services they provide. Goodwill set up a table and had a great [...]

Muir Lake School Donation Drive

2017-07-26T11:00:21-06:00July 25th, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, Stories|

Students at Muir Lake School collected over 2,000 pounds of donations including some valuable sewing tables, in a two day donation drive held from June 26 to 27. “Muir Lake School was so proud to partner with Goodwill” said Janine Garley, head secretary and donation drive coordinator of Muir Lake School. “The Goodwill trailer was [...]

Send-off for Goodwill’s Special Olympians heading to the Alberta Summer Games

2018-03-23T15:43:10-06:00July 5th, 2017|Events, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases|

Press Release & Media Availability Send-off for Goodwill’s Special Olympians heading to the Alberta Summer Games Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Calgary - AB (July 4, 2017) – Goodwill is celebrating 20 employees and Power of Work career training participants taking part in the Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games.  Goodwillians will cheer our Special Olympics athletes in [...]

Cheryl Bernard Shares Resiliency Story

2018-03-22T16:35:04-06:00May 2nd, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, Stories|

In April Goodwill ambassador Cheryl Bernard had a series of presentations where she shared her story about resiliency and what it meant to step onto the Olympic podium to the roar of hundreds of thousands of fiercely proud Canadians.  All the while promoting and positioning Goodwill as our ambassador and spokesperson. She kicked things off [...]

Hughes Petroleum

2018-02-13T08:16:50-07:00May 7th, 2015|Goodwillians/Stories|

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Goodwill Industries of Alberta hosted our fourth annual Greatness Awards in Edmonton. This event is held to recognize outstanding achievements among our teams and people, companies and organizations who are working with and alongside Goodwill. One of these awards is the Business Partner of the Year. The Business Partner of [...]

#FindYourWhy and DeClutter

2018-03-22T10:11:09-06:00April 2nd, 2015|Goodwillians/Stories, News Category Archive|

#FindYourWhy: My Why? Trying to keep my home more organized! I’m not much of a “New Year’s Resolution” kind of person but when it comes to spring cleaning, I purge, reorganize and vow to keep my spaces tidy. This dedication lasts at most a week. Whether it’s my desk at work or my home, keeping spaces [...]

Goodwill proving the power of work

2018-02-13T08:08:26-07:00February 12th, 2015|Goodwillians/Stories, News Category Archive|

Goodwill career centre participant Joel Slugosk works at a computer under the guidance of employment facilitator Lucy Fiforowich during the career centre’s open house on Friday, Feb. 6. Megan Voss/Sherwood Park News/QMI Agency Reposted from the Sherwood Park News. Article by Megan Voss, While the Goodwill thrift centre, donation store and career centre opened up [...]

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