Sewing For Jobs

Sewing For Jobs: Sewing a Better Story

The EcoEquitable staff, volunteers, instructors, and graduates pose for a picture at Graduation Day, Dec 2023!

Sewing for Jobs is a sewing training program created to equip newcomers, women experiencing barriers to employment, or individuals interested in entering the textile industry with the necessary skills to thrive.

Our Sewing For Jobs program is designed by EcoEquitable Instructors and takes place at our headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario. Our comprehensive curriculum provides students with sewing skills and the basics of business entrepreneurship in order to provide employment opportunities in the textile and fashion industries upon graduating the program. Sewing For Jobs courses range from beginner-levels through to advanced sewing, including optional advanced specialties such as Industrial Sewing and Alterations.

We are proud that the Sewing for Jobs program is an "United Way Poverty to Possibility" Award Winner!

Please note:

Our application portal will re-open on May 1, 2024, for individuals interested in applying for our next semester, which begins in September 2024. Please check back then. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
If you have any questions in the meantime, don't hesitate to reach out to