In January, Goodwill abruptly closed 16 stores and 10 donation centres in Ontario. Four hundred and thirty people were left out of work.
Mark Wafer, franchise owner of six Tim Horton's locations in Scarborough, reached out to all of Goodwill's former employees, both disabled and non-disabled, for job interviews.
He said that he understands what it is like to be turned down for a job position that you are qualified for because of a disability.
Mark Wafer expressed his commitment to hire people with disabilities in meaningful and competitively paid positions.
Four people have contacted Mark Wafer and two have made appointments for job interviews this week. Read more.