JustWork Economic Initiative is a registered non-profit organization that offers dignified, meaningful employment to people who face barriers to work in the traditional workforce.
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Our Social Enterprises
Our social enterprises provide gainful employment opportunities while fostering relationships, teaching skills, enhancing self-esteem and contributing to the health and well-being of our city.
Thanks to all our supporters, our A Taste of Dignity Fundraiser and Celebration event on Thursday, November 10th was a lot of fun and a huge success! Through your generous support, we raised almost $16,000! Stay tuned for links to photos of the event.
Here are some words about the evening from our Executive Director, Ivan van Spronsen:
"For me, attending my first event, I was so encouraged by meeting the incredible folks who support JustWork's mission with such dedication - some since its inception 10 years ago! The vision for this important work was cast by many of these long-term supporters, and they expressed their gratitude that we are carrying on and fulfilling our mandate.
The highlight of the evening was unquestionably the talks given by three of our employees, Todd, Joyce and Priscillia. Each of them spoke with such incredible earnestness and strength about how employment with JustWork has helped them make radical changes in their lives; and also how they felt that they are positive contributors to the organization, not handout recipients. Each of them recognized the supportive environments they work in, and spoke appreciatively about the flexibility and help they experience from their team leaders.
I am extremely thankful for the unbelievable generosity of those who attended and contributed to our event, which helped us to raise close to $16,000. We are grateful for the ongoing support which enables us to continue fulfilling our mandate of offering dignified, meaningful employment to people who face barriers to work in the traditional workforce."
Support Our Work
Estimates are that operating costs for supportive-employment enterprises are between 25 - 35% higher than traditional ones. In order to run successful enterprises and fulfill our mandate, JustWork relies on the financial generosity of people like you.