A History of Quality and Compassion

The Good Day Workshop has been providing quality furniture refinishing to Ottawa clients since 1996. We have thousands of satisfied customers who have benefitted from reasonable prices, quality workmanship, and a knowledge that they are supporting a local business that operates to give skills and experience to those who have been marginalized in the workforce.

The philosophy is simple. The Good Day Workshop offers every worker the chance to have a “good day” in a supportive and productive environment. This workshop gives the participants a reason to get up each day, a purpose, and a tremendous feeling of self-worth, respect and dignity.

Here at the Good Day Workshop, the barriers to employment are greatly reduced.

Sister Marilyn McGrath, with the support of the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, began the Good Day Workshop over 20 years ago. The operation of the business has been managed by Shepherds of Good Hope for the last five years.

Using only eco-friendly strippers and relying primarily on hand sanding to achieve the best quality removal of old finishes and blemishes, the Good Day Workshop is your first choice for quality furniture refinishing in Ottawa.

We care about your furniture.

We care about our workers.

We care about the environment.

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For more information about the program please contact
Lana Hann, Manager, Social Enterprise
613-236-4979 // lhann@shepherdsofgoodhope.com