In 1987 A-Way Express was established by survivors of mental health challenges to provide meaningful employment for survivors able to work. They created a supportive business environment that promotes stability and recovery for all staff. This model has continued to this day.
A-Way is fortunate to work under the leadership of a large board comprised equally of experts from the community and employees at A-Way.
From left to right:
Richard Wu (Treasurer), Jackie Rankine (Co-Chair), Andres Yamsuan, Jim Ward, Meredith Cochrane (Ex-Officio), Michele MacAulay, Dwayne Shaw, Peter MacDonald (Co-Chair)
Absent: Joanna Pawelkiewicz, LudwigReindl, Edith Sinclair
We have approximately 60 staff with a leadership team of five who make A-Way the progressive organization that it is. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions, concerns or feedback. We would love to hear from you.
In building a successful social enterprise we have received ongoing support from our valued institutional donors, as well as services in-kind from several organizations. We thank them for their continued support.
A-Way is no ordinary courier company. It was founded in 1987 by people with lived experience of mental health issues specifically to provide meaningful work for all survivors. As well as employment, structure and income it provides community and support, replacing isolation.
A-Way is at times referred to as the ‘first social enterprise’, having been established long before the term existed. Since then, both A-Way and the social enterprise sector have come a long way.