We strive to provide a competitive, professional courier service to our clients; however, our primary goal is to provide meaningful employment to those with developmental disabilities so that they are able to lead independent and fulfilling lives. According to Statistics Canada, more than 70% of Canadians with developmental disabilities are unemployed. Therefore, our greatest demand comes from those who want to work at Good Foot—there are over 100 people on our waitlist. We desperately want to train new couriers to give others with developmental disabilities the opportunity for meaningful employment and to continue to help our current staff grow and gain new skills.
Our new courier training program is at the core of our work with our senior couriers (who also have developmental disabilities) training new hires. For many staff, this is their first job and they have learned skills, such as navigating Toronto using public transit or customer service, only since they have started work with us. Our couriers have also grown into more challenging roles such as dispatching, social media management, and communications. In partnership with local businesses, we are planning to continue our staff's development through internships at new workplaces with our In, Up, and Out program. Through their jobs at Good Foot, our staff and their families agree that they have learned life skills which have helped them gain more independence and freedom.
Further, we plan to expand our impact to academia with a student field placement program in collaboration with post-secondary community and social service programs. Students will have the opportunity to train and work directly with individuals living with disabilities, giving them meaningful experience and a chance to see, first-hand, the challenges this marginalized community faces daily. Moreover, we hope this experience will be productive and inspiring for the next generation of social service workers. Finally, we are planning to scale our services and operations beyond Toronto and be in 5 cities in the next 5 years!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information!
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