Creating a business from scratch doesn't come easy, and it sure doesn't come without the help of many, many wonderful people. Other than sending them bags and bags of Justin's chocolates, we wanted to publicly acknowledge their amazing skills and support.
The lens behind our vibrant photography: Lindsay Duncan
W: lindsayduncanphoto.com I: @meethemaker
Hailing from Nova Scotia, Lindsay is hands down the most fun photographer we've ever worked with. She let us explode Bellwoods beer, threw candy at us, and had a solid playlist to boot. We recommend her forever and forever.
An expert in ensuring we're creating a welcoming and safe environment: Ren Navarro
A beer expert who's hellbent on creating diverse and inclusive environments across multiple industries? Uh, sign us up. (But literally, because we're signed up for a workshop with Ren in December to learn more about creating said vibe here at GoodGood.) We're on board for helping Ren bring awareness, education, and change.
The rightful residents of Turtle Island
Not a shout out, but incredibly important to us is acknowledging that GoodGood operates on land that was stolen from the rightful residents of Turtle Island by colonizers and settlers. Our current 410 Adelaide store location sits on land that rightfully belongs to the Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga, Mississauga, Wendake-Nionwentsïo, and Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ people. We recommend reading the 94 Calls to Action compiled by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Disclaimer: we've checked our information from native-land.ca, a resource that is regularly being updated, and worth looking at. If there are updates you think we should make to our statement, please let us know, as we're committed to continuing our learning and taking action.