For 29 years, the Emerald Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups, youth and governments.
This year, Goodwill Industries of Alberta was the proud recipient of the 2019 Emerald Award for the Goodwill Edmonton Impact Centre in the category of Community Group or Not-For-Profit for a Large Organization. Receiving the award on behalf of Goodwill was President and CEO Dale Monaghan and Board Chair Kevin MacDonald.
This award recognizes associations dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view that have demonstrated a significant commitment to the environment through their actions.
“Thanks in large part to the Sustainability Action Plan, initiated by Goodwill and ATB Financial, Goodwill has been an innovator when it comes to waste reduction and environmental stewardship,” says Monaghan. “We are proud to make a positive impact in our community, all the while creating employment opportunities for Albertans with disabilities.”
Congratulations to all of the other organizations and nominees for this prestigious award, including our partners College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk and Moving, as their hard work continue to excel the nonprofit sector. Award winners exemplify creativity and innovation through new models of organizational effectiveness, collaboration, and program delivery. They increase impact and address systems-level gaps. They create an inspiring picture of the future and empower others to have a positive impact on the community. From well-known programs to a variety of smaller scale initiatives, there are many rich examples of innovative practices in Alberta’s nonprofit sector.
For more on the Emerald Awards, please visit: https://emeraldfoundation.ca/about-the-emeralds/
Courtesy of Doug Roxburgh
Goodwill Industries of Alberta Contributor
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