Two Small Men with Big Hearts is excited to share a story from the CNIB Foundation of an internship that lead to a full-time position in the company.
Pictured from left: Jason Crawford, Addison Parfeniuk (Co-Owner), Warren Angus (Calgary Dispatch)
Jason Crawford’s progressive hereditary eye condition, retinitis pigmentosa, forced him out of his job as a youth development worker and onto long-term disability insurance in 2016.
Near the end of his insurance, in August of 2018, Crawford reached out to Ted Bonar, Program Lead for Career Support and Employment at the CNIB Foundation. Crawford landed an interview at Two Small Men with the help of CNIB, and after only three months – half the internship term – he was offered a full-time position with the company.
Two Small Men co-owner Addison Parfeniuk heads the sales team and has worked closely with Jason at the company’s Calgary location since his first day. “Jay’s personality fits so well with our company’s culture. He’s funny and empathetic, and he has this amazing ability to genuinely connect with customers. Moving is generally a stressful experience for even the most organized person, and Jay cares deeply about making sure every move is as stress-free as possible. After seeing how quickly he took to the role, bringing him on full-time was a no-brainer,” said Parfeniuk of the decision to hire Jay.
“Since he started with us, Jay has raised the bar for the quality of our service. I love talking to him, and he provides great insight for the sales team at every weekly meeting. I know my customers are in good hands with Jay.”
TWO SMALL MEN WITH BIG HEARTS - with over 100 trucks and 250 talented team members, is Canada’s best-known moving company. Their commitment to their core values of hard work, communication, care, and accountability has been key to their success since 1982. The company’s slogan, “Our Hearts in Every Move”, describes their passion to help communities one move at a time. This year the group has pledged a quarter of a million dollars in donated services to local initiatives to a variety of families and local organizations. For more information or for a free estimate, visit https://www.twosmallmen.com/.
CNIB - Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.
We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.