Switchback Cyclery

by Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto
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Project Report | Aug 8, 2019
Switchback Cyclery Quarterly Report

By The Switchback Crew | Management Team

Dear friends,

Thank you so much for your support over the past several months!  We're right in the middle of the busiest time of the year.  The beautiful weather always inspires people to get their bikes in tip-top shape or come in to buy a shiny new ride! 

We've also recently welcomed two new participants to our team, and we're busy helping them adjust to their new roles!  Wanda* has joined us as a sales associate and we're really appreciating her warm and friendly demeanor in the store. She has been so excited to join the team at Switchback, and has shown a lot of enthusiasm for learning all about our inventory and what it takes to run a bike shop! Wanda has also purchased a bike and has been totally surprised by how enjoyable she finds cycling in the city. She thought cycling was going to be like going to the gym: hard, sweaty work, but good for you. She has been pleasantly surprised how good it makes her feel and how enjoyable it is. No breeze in your face in the gym!

We also brought on James* part-time to do janitorial work.  He brings a lot of energy and a passion for bikes to his work, and we hope that in time we might get him doing some work as a technician as well.

We are also so pleased to announced that one of our long-time participants has graduated from Tech level 1 to Tech level 2, which shows a huge amount of growth in his skill-set.  He has worked hard for this, and we are so proud to have been able to provide an environment where he can learn, grow, and thrive.

Thank you so much for supporting our vision for an enterprise that provides excellent service to a community while offering meaningful work opportunities for people with significant barriers to employment.  Our work would not be possible without the generosity of supporters like you.

With much gratitude,

The Switchback Crew

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Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto

Location: Toronto, ON - Canada
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Twitter: @SanctuaryTO
Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto
Kathleen Smith
Project Leader:
Kathleen Smith
Toronto , ON Canada

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