Our Mission

To provide professional services for the most difficult jobs while staffing a team facing barriers to traditional employment.

Our Vision

To create an inclusive economy in which businesses with social mandates can prosper and provide career opportunities for all.

Our Values

We believe that everyone in our community deserves the right to meaningful work in an environment that is compassionate, respectful and equitable.

Our Team

Meet our team of dedicated professionals

Portrait of Dylan Goggs

Dylan Goggs

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Portrait of Cara Goggs

Cara Goggs

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
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Charlotte Lewthwaite

Chief Operating Officer
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Danielle Gibney

Office Manager
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Alex Bodin

Operations Manager
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Courtenay Axworthy

Field Operations Manager
Portrait of Lance Spurr

Lance Spurr

Field Operations Manager
Portrait of Patrick West

Patrick West

Field Operations Manager
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Cassia Harder

Dispatch & Admin Coordinator

Our Story

In March 2010 CleanStart was launched in partnership with Simpson Society with the goal of providing junk and rubbish removal in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, but since then has grown to become an award winning social enterprise.

How We Started

In 2009, our founder, Dylan Goggs spent six months volunteering with local community groups and non-profits in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. After volunteering with local residents, he realized that many of the residents were able and willing to work; they just needed the right opportunity for employment.

It was from these experiences that CleanStart’s social mandate was born. CleanStart was officially launched in March of 2010 with one small pick-up truck and two employees from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Although our operations have greatly expanded since 2010, our original mission to provide training and employment opportunities to those facing barriers has remained at our core.

CleanStart Today

Today, CleanStart Property Services is now the go-to service provider for many non-profit housing groups, property management companies, construction companies and residential clients.

We are proud to have provided stable and compassionate work to more than 100 people since 2010, and currently have over 30 employees that operate across Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. CleanStart continues to help pioneer social procurement contracts and works closely with organizations such as BC Housing, Atira Women’s Resource Society, and Vancouver Coastal Health.