Jon Gauthier’s sister, Kristen, wanted to help him launch a meaningful career and secure a stable source of income. Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit, the siblings laid the foundation for Good Foot Delivery and launched the business from Kristen’s office in the back of The Production Kitchen, in downtown Toronto.
Officially open for business in 2010, Good Foot Delivery provides a personalized point-to-point delivery service on foot or via public transit as well as employment opportunities to people with developmental disabilities. The business is a registered not-for-profit and its charitable arm is a registered charity.
Good Foot’s clients support an environmentally-friendly delivery service that helps members of their community get a foothold on independence.
By using couriers with developmental disabilities, Good Foot’s model is not only altruistic. It’s also an innovative approach that results in good business. They’ve demonstrated how a functioning business be tackle a major social issue–over 50 percent of people with disability that are currently not in the workforce.
How has Good Foot stayed ahead of the competition, while at the same time solving an important problem? Through rock-solid marketing and by offering reliable service, fair pricing, and responding to client needs.
When asked about plans for the future, Gauthier–now the manager of Good Foot’s office/courier operations, social media, and web development–hopes to expand the business to other major Canadian cities.
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