Since 1963, Goodwill has helped provide meaningful employment for those with disabilities and barriers to the workforce. From the very first Goodwill store on 103rd avenue in downtown Edmonton, to more than a dozen retail stores across Alberta, Goodwill is striving to make a positive impact in our province.
For 60 years, Goodwill is providing opportunity, service and GOOD.
At Goodwill Industries of Alberta, we are committed to providing an exceptional shopper and donor experience to our customers. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that these guidelines are up-to-date and represent who we are today and who we aspire to be tomorrow, we have updated our mission, core purpose, core values and our big impact goal. These updates will guide our actions and decisions, while serving as a foundation for our operations to provide a framework for how we support our community. Our mission defines who we are. Our core purpose is why we exist. Our big impact goal is what guides us, while our core values provide our moral compass.
As a non-profit social enterprise led by a volunteer Board of Directors, these guiding principles will help us to better serve our customers, volunteers, team members and business partners to achieve our mission of finding meaningful employment for those with disabilities or barriers.
Our mission begins with a donation. A donation provides an opportunity, success, innovation and so much more. With community partners who celebrate the impact a donation can make, it enables a more positive social and economic impact than ever before.
In 2022, community supporters came from across the province including various community and volunteer-led organizations. While all these partners played a significant role in helping our organization to support more people with disabilities or barriers than ever before, three organizations stood above the rest in terms of service and contributions to our mission.
Kevin is the newest Board Chair of Goodwill Industries of Alberta. He is the Founder and Business Consultant at L6S Business Consulting, helping business owners with overall planning, strategies and increasing operational efficiencies and profitability. Over Kevin’s career, he has taken on various roles which allowed him to lead the IT, Human Resources and Accounting departments of various companies.
Kevin has a family member that is legally blind and suffers from a mental illness. The sleepless nights, frustrations, and heartache that Kevin’s family has gone through is the reason that Kevin joined the Board of Goodwill. If one less Albertan family doesn’t have to go through the same emotional roller coaster, Kevin sees him time at Goodwill as successful.
Erin wants all Albertans to have opportunities for meaningful employment and is proud to serve on Goodwill’s board. She believes in the power of work, beyond the paycheque, to positively change lives and build communities.
A life-long Albertan, Erin has family and deep roots in both Calgary and Edmonton. In her spare time, Erin is an enthusiastic gardener and is a volunteer judge for Communities in Bloom. She also enjoys DIY projects and upcycling thrift finds from Goodwill.
Jodi has over 18 years’ experience encouraging and advancing best practices and policies related to waste minimization, recycling, and a circular economy.
She currently owns and operates JTL Squared Consulting Inc. specializing in overseeing and implementing product stewardship programs and extended producer responsibility programs, encouraging waste minimization.
As long-term resident of the Edmonton community, Teri has been actively involved in volunteering throughout her life as a mentor, board member and chair of fundraising events. Her career has included accounting and leadership positions in non-profit, public and the private sector.
Terri is always looking for opportunities to give back. She joined the Goodwill board because she believes in their mission and wants to help enhance the lives of people living with disabilities.
Working and living out of Edmonton, Werner’s experience spans from accounting and finance to strategic planning and budgeting.
Werner joined the Goodwill team because of the mission and the business model of the social enterprise. Given his experience working in a cooperative system he felt he was in a good position to help add some additional value to an already amazingly well-managed organization.
Steven brings experience from non-profit, for-profit and educational environments. He is passionate about Alberta’s success and promoting Goodwill’s mission of assisting Albertan’s with disabilities in gaining meaningful employment. Steven is a Business Instructor at Bow Valley College and past positions have spanned operations, human resources and marketing.
Educated in India, Europe, Africa and Canada, Steven has travelled to over 35 countries and brings an international perspective to his work. He is an active volunteer in the community and current PhD Candidate, exploring the impact of student loan and consumer debt on Canada’s millennial population.
Leeca is a registered nurse by profession and works as the Director of Clinical Services at the Edmonton West Primary Care Network, where she and her team provide primary care expertise and supports to family physicians and their patients.
Born and raised in Alberta, Leeca has worked in the not-for-profit healthcare sector for over 20 years, first as an ICU nurse and later as a health care leader. She is passionate about advocacy through the preservation of human dignity, promotion of equality, and relief of suffering, to ensure that all Albertans can live their best lives.
Born in India, raised in the UK, and a proud Albertan for more than forty years, Kashmir feels blessed to serve as a volunteer and community-builder. He has brought his extensive public and private sector professional business experience in innovation to support and strengthen many local and international non-profit organizations, and the communities they serve.
Kashmir is excited to join the Goodwill local Board because he believes in the mission of the organization to empower and enhance the lives of people disadvantaged by various types of visible and invisible disabilities and barriers.
Currently the President and CEO of Legal Aid Alberta, an organization that provides legal services and support to vulnerable and disadvantaged Albertans across the Province, John has over 20 years of experience serving individuals who face significant challenges. He has also held a number of leadership positions with WorkSafeBC, an organization tasked with occupational health and safety enforcement and the rehabilitation and re-entry into the workforce of workers injured on the job throughout British Columbia.
As a Chartered Director designation from the Directors College, McMaster University, John looks to use his experience to help guide an organization that means so much to the community and the province.
Holding a Master in Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary, Elizabeth is also a biologist and an impact entrepreneur. As a passionate artist, her upcycled artwork, and environmental consulting work in Mexico and Canada have contributed to divert waste from the landfill and to help the public and private sectors to embed sustainability as part of their core values.
Elizabeth believes in an inclusive society and in the empowerment of people as key for achieving healthy societies and environmental protection.
Wendy brings senior-level banking, risk management, and financial regulation experience to Goodwill.
She believes in giving back to her community, and has volunteered with not-for-profits in Alberta.
She was drawn to Goodwill because it is an organization that’s committed to enhancing lives by providing individuals with opportunities for growth, and is honoured to be contributing to the Board.
Since joining Goodwill Industries of Alberta as President and CEO in 2012, Dale has provided significant experience in both business and community development.
Goodwill industries of Alberta currently ranks among the top 10 Goodwill’s in North America, for which there are 160. He previously worked with the Mikisew Group of Companies, Alberta Legislature, City of Edmonton and Travel Alberta, providing expertise in business development and marketing at the national and international levels.
Dale is an active volunteer in the community including serving on the Board of Directors for the 2012 Alberta Winter Games and has been involved with the Special Olympics. He is passionate about building a stronger, more vibrant Alberta through Goodwill’s award winning social enterprise model, strengthening people, families and communities through the dignity of a job and the power of work.
Goodwill Industries of Alberta is dedicated to providing a transparent and comprehensive overview of our non-profit organization's fiscal performance and financial stewardship. We are proud of our commitment to accountability, responsible management, and the effective utilization of resources. As a non-profit organization, our financial information serves as a testament to our mission-driven work and our dedication to serving our beneficiaries and the community at large. We invite you to join us on this journey, as we showcase our financial achievements and the positive impact they have on the causes we serve.
Thanks to the generosity of Albertans province-wide, Goodwill received 765,692 donations, of gently-used household items. These donated items contribute to a self-sustaining non-profit social enterprise, focused on creating employment opportunities for those with disabilities or barriers.
With total retail sales at $37,518,112 Goodwill has been able to re-investment more into our mission than ever before, with 91% being reinvested into mission programs.
Goodwill @ Work is composed of micro social enterprises that focus on creating opportunity for people with disabilities, training, and sustainability. These enterprises are based out of the AMAZING Edmonton Impact Centre and includes: Commercial Services, Repair For GOOD and the Assembly of products.
• AXE MONKEYS
• ALBERTA CANOLA
• ARGYLL MOTORSPORTS
• CANADIAN LINEN & UNIFORM
• EECOL ELECTRIC
• GRANITE WORX
• HUGHES PETROLEUM
• M&Z INDUSTRIAL
• SHALOMWAY CLEANING
• SUNCOR ENERGY