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 and women experiencing barriers to employment 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. Students may apply to any level based on their current sewing experience.

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


 EcoEquitable is a safe space for all women including cis- and transgender women, as well as anyone who identifies as Two-Spirit, non-binary and gender-nonconforming and who is comfortable in a space which focuses on women’s empowerment. We strive to uplift all who are underserved within the current societal systems, and to challenge the status quo through innovative practices embedded with equity and inclusive values.

EcoEquitable Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from members of equity seeking groups, including but not limited to: newcomer women, marginalized individuals, Indigenous Peoples, individuals from the LGBTQS+ community, and people living with disabilities.


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