EcoEquitable is a registered charity with two social enterprises whose dual purpose of textile waste reduction and women’s empowerment intersect through the art of sewing.
NEXT SEMESTER: February 2024
Sewing for Jobs
Our award-winning program centred on women's empowerment continues to be a bridge to financial autonomy for women, equipping them with the skills and confidence they need to thrive.
Our application portal is now closed. Please check back in early May 2024 to apply for our next semester, beginning in September 2024.
job referral program
This pilot program not only provides paid sewing opportunities for our graduates, thus creating a path towards employment and financial independence after graduation, but it also allows them to build a network and independently manage projects that bring fulfillment.
reducing textile waste
The Eco Fabric Boutique
Our impactful social enterprise program accepts more than 10,000 pounds of textiles per year, donated by our community and local businesses. We carry more than 200 rolls of top-notch quality fabric to choose from all sold at affordable prices. All proceeds go towards supporting our dual mission.
sharing our love for sewing
Public Classes Available
We are proud to offer sewing and textile classes to the general public to spread our love for the art of sewing. Whether you are a beginner or experienced sewist looking to improve your skills, we have classes designed for you and facilitated by expert instructors. All proceeds go towards supporting our dual mission.
EcoEquitable Inc. gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa / EcoEquitable Inc. remercie sincèrement la Ville d’Ottawa de son soutien financier.
EcoEquitable is funded by the Government of Canada under the Community Services Recovery Fund / EcoEquitable est financé par le gouvernement du Canada sous le Fonds de relance des services communautaires.
– Lucile Champagne, Founder of EcoEquitable