The Gordon & Ruth Gooder Charitable
Foundation In The Media
April 2017 - Spring Brings New Beginnings
On April 24th construction began on our Outdoor Recreational Area and Playground. This achievement would not have been possible without the generous support of the Gordon and Ruth Gooder Charitable Foundation who kickstarted our fundraising with a $60,000 matching grant which we used to leverage with other donors and fundraising initiatives to raise the additional $60,000 required to meet the project goal.
The new outdoor recreational area will provide the 250+ homeless refugees that live in our shelter every year with a serene setting to recover from their emotional trauma and socialize with other refugees.
(Pictured to the right are: Marvi Ricker and Gordon Sproule from the Gooder Foundation with Executive Director, Linda Moorcroft, breaking ground on construction).
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Spring 2015 - Pathways To Education Thanks
The Gooder Foundation
The Gooder Foundation is a proud supporter of "Pathways To Education". In the true spirit of the
Gooder Foundation, we are very pleased to be making a difference in the lives of our youth
and opening doors for them that may otherwise be closed.
Pathways have put together an excellent video that we feel honoured to be a part of. Please visit their
amazing YouTube channel.
Spring 2013 - Pine River Foundation Enjoys "Gooder
With the warmer weather finally here, our students are using the Gooder Sports Court again at least daily – for basketball, ball hockey, even homework!
Our current and alumni students and families, and our staff know that Pine River is only possible because of the incredible support of our donors. Your generous contribution allows these youth regain their lives, their families, and their futures.
Ontario Roofing News, a publication of the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association (OIRCA), published an article announcing the Gooder Foundation's establishment of a bursary at Conestoga College in Waterloo, Ontario.
The bursary is to be granted to students studying at the college's OIRCA Centre For Roofing Training & Technology.
Nov. 2012 - Covenant House Sleep Out: Executive Edition
The inaugural Covenant House Sleep Out, “the Executive Edition” saw participants spend the night of Nov. 15 outside with only sleeping bags and cardboard, in order to raise awareness and funds for the downtown agency. The local effort was part of an international event happening simultaneously at 12 Covenant House sites across North America, including Vancouver.
Along with Leafs GM Brian Burke and Arlene Dickinson of Dragons’ Den, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, Property Brothers stars Drew & Jonathan Scott and Sleep Country Canada’s Christine Magee were among the more than 50 participants. All these business and community leaders joined forces to lead an awareness campaign to help homeless kids at Covenant House beat the street.
Gooder Foundation President, Mr. Gordon Sproule, participated in the event and is pictured on the right with 3 other participants.
Jan. 2010 - Gordon Gooder Donates $1.2m To Runnymede Healthcare Centre
In 2010, Gordon Gooder donated $1,200,000 to the Runnymede Healthcare Centre, which was built on the land where he attended public school. This two-page article that was published in the Toronto Sun is a
truly amazing story.