Our employees work for us because we take a chance on them and assist them in breaking down the poverty barriers through on-the-job training and mentorship.
CMNGD (COMMONGOOD) takes the Global challenges we face seriously, embedding the COMMONGOOD of the people and planet at the core of our model. For example we use food waste and turn it into biofuel to heat our water while empowering people who face poverty through on-the-job training and mentoring.
Six of our employees started working with us when they were living in a homeless shelter or recovery program. After working with us, and saving their own money, each one has moved into a place they now call home! We couldn’t be more thrilled about the impact they have created in their own lives.
There are many stories as to why CMNGD (COMMONGOOD) started. People’s stories are woven into the fabric of what we do. We scaled our model out of the basement of a homeless shelter. There, we met Dan. He lived in the homeless shelter and worked in their laundry, volunteering every day. Now he was going to work for us –
Small Business Week is a big deal in Calgary and this year, it was even a bigger deal for CMNGD (COMMONGOOD). Dave & Hannah Cree, Co-founders and Co-CEOs were surprised and honoured to receive the 2018 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. (They were pretty sure they didn’t receive the award, they were seated at the very