This powerful video features refugee students talking about their experiences before coming to Canada. Produced by Crossing Borders, a refugee group at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, supervised by Lynn Schulze. Hearing stories like these is why Goodie Goodie wants to help refugee youth by providing training and jobs in the baking industry.
COMPASS Refugee Centre
We’re super-excited about working with COMPASS Refugee Centre to hire our refugee youth staff. COMPASS staff will provide translation services as well as assist with essential job-seeking skills such as resume writing and interview techniques. Our goal is to help youth registered in our program to transition from their temporary Goodie Goodie jobs to permanent employment in the baking industry.
Sabine Heinrich-Kumar (with Goodie Goodie director Stephen Jarnick) directs the Baking and Pastry Artsprogram at Conestoga College and she’ll be providing expertise and oversight to our bakeries and training program, as well as being on Goodie Goodie's board of directors.
Prior to being at Conestoga Sabine taught at Centennial and George Brown colleges in Canada and has international experience at hotels and restaurants in Germany, Switzerland, England and Dubai.
Goodie Goodie on YouTube
Learn how to make our amazing French Buttercream Icing at home!
Our Board of Directors
Clockwise from top left: Sabine Heinrich-Kumar (Director of Conestoga College’s Baking and Pastry Arts program), Ajoa Mintah (Founder and CEO at Four All Ice Cream, Beth Jones (HR instructor at Conestoga College and Volunteer Manager at Cambridge Memorial Hospital) and Stephen Jarnick (Director of Peaceworks and Area Manager at Ports International and Harrods Signature Shops).
We’ll be selling our yummy treats from these little portable carts. They'll be at our pop-up shop as well as remote events in the KW area.
All of our baked goods are priced at less than $2 (which is why there's an image of a Toonie on our carts)
Elise is a crocheted doll created by the super-talented Shirl Pequegnat. She’s Amie’s little sister from The French Pastry Works and she represents Goodie Goodie. Elise is also featured on our logo, social media photos and all other promotional materials. You’ll even be able to meet her as a real-life character at our special events!
The Peace Signs Project
Students photographing the famous (and the not-so-famous) flashing a peace sign to show their commitment to peace
Goodie Goodie grew out of the Peaceworks non-profit organization, and one of their programs that received a lot of attention was "The Peace Signs Project". Politicians, musicians, school board directors, police/fire chiefs and other community leaders across Canada took part in the project and you can view this amazing collection of photographs by clicking on The Peace Signs Project link.