Our mission is to lower unemployment rates for people with disabilities; via a self-sufficient and future facing logistics courier business. In addition to wages, Good Foot is a place for people with disabilities to succeed through training and hard work that fosters individual independence, responsibility, and capacity.
Our business of delivering packages helps fulfill our mandate of fostering independence amongst people with disabilities through employment. While Good Foot Delivery has been successful in providing quality work opportunities for individuals with disabilities, the revenue generated does not fully support the costs of operation. Along with providing employment, Good Foot offers work and skills training that is paced to be sensitive to employees with little or no experience.
Also, people with disabilities are more likely to feel socially excluded so we aim to offer programs and tools that support social inclusion for our employees. These include lunch programs, cell phones, financial literacy training, yoga classes and a social club. In order to provide this support programs, Good Foot relies on donations and grants from individuals, corporations and foundations.
An investment in GoodFoot is an investment in the economic well-being of our community. A 2013 social impact study conducted by the University of Toronto’s Social Economy Centre found that every $1 invested in GoodFoot generated $2.36 in social value (SROI) – a measurement of social, economic and environmental impact.
Beyond the measurable the benefits of GoodFoot are sometimes invisible, a place of belonging, a steady job, and pride for being part of a valued service and business. GoodFoot customers are participating in breaking down stigma and barriers for people with disabilities. It gives people the insight into what having a disability looks like beyond the physical. The service is a conscious choice to help employ and integrate this community into society at large.