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  • Learn from Justina McCaffrey – Confirmed Keynote

    September 5, 2017

    Want to hear about what it really takes to make it in this industry?  Learn from one of Ottawa’s great success stories!  Justina McCaffrey’s name evokes thoughts of endless white silk, beautifully fitted gowns, and fairytale weddings.  She will share her story and speak to the need for entrepreneurs, especially in the sewn-goods industry to engage in self-care. >More […]

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  • Save the date for EcoEquitable’s upcoming Textile Summit

    August 22, 2017

    Textile Summit 2017 The purpose of this one-day conference is to bring together those working in the textile field – from areas of apparel, accessories, woven arts, and more.  There are many of us operating in Ottawa, but we don’t have a clear idea of who is out there and how to better network and […]

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  • Summer Hours at EcoEquitable

    July 19, 2017

    Over the summer, it will be a quiet time and we will be downshifting our hours. EcoEquitable will be closed from July 20 – July 31 Regular summer operating hours: Monday – Wednesday 9am – 4pm Friday Sew Drop-Ins will be closed from July 21 – August 28 and will resume August 25. Our new […]

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Sustainability

It’s an important word. For newcomers to Canada, it means long-term fiscal independence; and for the environment, it means a society living within its means.
Either way, sustainability translates into hope for the future. And at EcoEquitable, that is our sole mission.

For the past ten years, we’ve provided employment and skills training for new immigrant women and underemployed, while diverting harmful waste from our landfills.

About Us

Founded in 2002, EcoEquitable Inc. is a registered Canadian charity, providing temporary employment and
skills development training through small-scale textile recycling.

Our Partners

  • uOttawa
  • Open Charity
  • Community Foundation of Ottawa
  • ALSO
  • City of Ottawa
  • Government of Canada
  • OCISO
  • YMCA-YWCA
  • Just Change
  • Fondation Franco-Ontarienne
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