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

2017-07-04T15:00:52+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Media Releases, News, Stories|

  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 Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Calgary, just before they head to the games in Medicine Hat [...]

Director of Sustainability

2017-07-04T13:22:18+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Employment|

Date Posted:                           July 4, 2017 Location:                                 Alberta Capital Region Job Type:                                FT Salaried position 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 [...]

Upcycling a Metal Rolling Cart in Four Easy Steps

2017-07-13T11:34:51+00:00 June 1st, 2017|DIY, Featured, Home and Style, News|

This rusty cart has been a part of our home since we thrifted it three years ago, and it’s always been one of my favorites. I love the utility of having accessible, easily transportable storage, and my favorite things are the ones that, like this, come with stories (i.e., paint splotches, rust spots and water [...]

Michael B. – Maintenance Worker with Wendy’s Restaurants

2017-06-15T08:38:54+00:00 May 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 [...]

Heather P. – Employee with Children’s Autism Services

2017-06-15T08:37:25+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Stories|

by Megan BodkerHeather is currently employed at Children’s Autism Services and will soon be starting a second job at Autism Edmonton, helping teenagers with Autism learn and develop their social skills. She is a hard worker, great with kids and a very empathetic individual. “I love my job, and really feel like I belong [...]

Goodwill Opens Biggest Store and New Donation Centre at Calgary Beacon Heights Friday

2017-06-23T12:39:15+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Featured, Media Releases, News|

New Store Home to Goodwill’s First Career Training Centre for Calgarians with Disabilities Calgary, AB (May 4, 2017) – Calgarians can thrift shop and drop their donations at Goodwill’s newest location at Beacon Heights starting May 12. Goodwill Beacon Heights is the biggest Goodwill store in the city and it’s located right next to the [...]

CHED’s Bruce Bowie wins community award

2017-06-23T12:39:41+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Media Releases, Stories|

Congratulations Bruce on winning the Edmonton 2017 Goodwill Ambassador of the Year Award! We appreciate all that you do to spread the word about our mission and what we do here at Goodwill! 630 CHED http://www.630ched.com/…/cheds-bruce-bowie-wins-community-…/ CHED’s Bruce Bowie wins community award 630 CHED Morning News host Bruce Bowie was honoured on Thursday morning for [...]

Getting Organized!

2017-07-13T11:31:03+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Fashion, Featured, News|

Getting Organized— As Easy as A-B-C…and D When spring cleaning, you may be taking the opportunity to streamline your accumulation of housewares, clothing, shoes and books. How do you decide what goes and what stays? Getting organized is all about decisions. My definition of clutter is “delayed decisions and delayed actions.” Everything you see sitting [...]

Andre

2017-06-15T08:39:31+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Stories|

You may have heard Andre’s voice on the radio, but he’s not a famous DJ, he’s just a huge movie buff and likes to win free passes through weekly contests. The only thing that Andre loves more than going to the movies is working at Goodwill; he’s one of our longest standing employees. If [...]

Sarah

2017-06-15T08:40:30+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Stories|

When Pat Phelan became the manager of the Harvey’s restaurant on 170th and 106 avenue in Edmonton, there was an employee working there who was in Goodwill’s Power of Work (POW) program. Pat learned through Goodwill, people with unique abilities are connected to jobs and he embraced it with enthusiasm. When Pat took over [...]

Samantha – Yes. You CAN do that!

2017-06-15T08:40:58+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Stories|

Before Sam started working at Goodwill Industries of Alberta she felt like things were stacked against her. Former coworkers would often reminded Sam of what she couldn’t do and they were unable to see her talents. Last year Sam came to Goodwill’s Manning location through the Power of Work program, which supports people with [...]

Champions of Good

2017-06-23T12:43:00+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Media Releases, News|

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove and Goodwill Industries of Alberta Celebrate the Outstanding Service of Our Youth Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Bernard Goodwill Ambassador and Spokesperson, 2010 Olympic Medalist Cheryl will share her story about resiliency and what it meant to enter adulthood, eventually stepping onto the Olympic podium to the roar of [...]

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