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Career Connections Turns One: Celebrations and Dedications

2018-11-20T20:15:42-07:00November 9th, 2018|Employment, Events, Fundraising & Donations, Stories|

At Goodwill, we’re all about dedication — and in the case of our upcoming first anniversary celebration for Career Connections, we mean that literally! Career Connections is at the heart of Goodwill’s mission to leverage contributions from donors and shoppers to create social good. The Career Connections programs assist Albertans with disabilities in obtaining and [...]

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’s Power of Work Grande Prairie Wins Premier’s Council Award of Excellence in Employment

2018-07-19T15:28:33-06:00December 2nd, 2017|Employment, Featured, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Grande Prairie (Dec 1, 2017) – Goodwill’s Power of Work Grande Prairie is honored to receive the Premier’s Council Award of Excellence in Employment from the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. “It’s very special for our team to be recognized by the Premier’s Council because it means bringing awareness to Grande [...]

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, [...]

Goodwill Southside Store and Donation Centre Relocating to New and Largest Goodwill Store in Alberta at South Park on Dec 14

2018-03-23T15:43:26-06:00November 8th, 2017|Featured, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Edmonton – Goodwill is opening its largest store and donation centre in Alberta at Edmonton South Park: 3803 Calgary Trail on Dec 14. The new 16,000 sq ft store at South Park will replace our current Southside location. Our Southside store at 8759 - 51 Avenue is closing on November 28th. New South Park [...]

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 [...]

Neil: I Am Able to Work

2018-04-18T12:13:07-06:00October 6th, 2017|News Category Archive, Stories|

Interview with Cheryl Bernard   Calgary-Neil Regan’s “uneventful days” have changed since he started working as a donation attendant just over a year ago at Goodwill’s Chinook store and donation Centre. Regan, 26 is one of several Calgarians Goodwill is featuring for the “I Am Able to Work” campaign. The campaign marks Disability Employment Awareness [...]

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 [...]

Goodwill at the Annual Grove Cruise!

2018-03-22T16:36:59-06:00August 22nd, 2017|Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Spruce Grove - Goodwill took part in the annual Grove Cruise, a summer festival for car lovers from August 18 through 20 - in partnership with RE/MAX Real Estate Spruce Grove. Goodwill participated in the Amazing Cruise event which included a pit stop at the Goodwill in Spruce Grove. Drivers of the beautiful participating cars and [...]

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 [...]

Michael B. – Maintenance Worker with Wendy’s Restaurants

2018-03-23T15:34:51-06:00May 31st, 2017|Stories|

Over two years ago Power of Work client Michael was working independently at a welding shop. Unfortunately, during an economic downturn, Michael was laid off from his job. Shortly after, he joined the Power of Work program hoping that he could find support in his job search. The program helped Michael focus on his [...]