Your contributions to Stepping Out 2017 will support women in our city through the programs and services offered by Dress for Success Ottawa. With your support, together we will work towards empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.
Dress for Success Ottawa is a registered Canadian charity founded in 2011 by a group of seven Ottawa women and has been successfully run since that time with the help of hundreds of remarkable volunteers. We are part of a worldwide network of 142 affiliates in 22 countries and one of 11 in Canada.
Dress for Success Ottawa has grown exponentially over the past 6 years. In January 2015, we celebrated having suited our 1000th client. In 2016 alone, we provided professional clothing to 807 women and worked with close to 1000 across all of our streams of programming. The demand is high for our programs and services and we anticipate working with close to 1000 women again in 2017. Without your support, this would not be possible. Through our Suiting Program, our Dress Rehearsal mock interview program, and our All Women Empowered professional development workshops and conference, the women in our community become more confident and ready for their upcoming interviews or new job. Thank you for making this all possible!