Get help from a trained stylist to look and feel your best. Stylists are here to help you package your best self in job search and work. Dress for Success (DFS) is an international non-profit organization that provides services at locations in a number of locations in Canada. These services are provided free of charge by referral and appointment only to clients in financial need of assistance. The clothes are either gently used or new, and in outstanding condition. The stylist works with each client to find clothing that suits the client’s profession, personality, body shape, skin tone and values.
Most information on their websites refer to women but most locations also provide services to men. Contact their office nearest to you, listed below, to find out about getting referred to and accessing their services.
This some of DFS has to say about what they do and why they do it.
“Dress for Success a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures.
We provide each client with professional attire to secure employment, but we are about much more than simply a new outfit. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, our programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her.”
13 locations in Canada includings
- Dress for Success Halifax
- Dress for Success Montreal
- Dress for Success Ottawa
- Dress for Success Kingston
- Dress for Success Toronto
- Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie
- Dress for Success Winnipeg
- Dress for Success Regina
- Dress for Success Saskatoon
- Dress for Success Central Alberta (Red Deer)
- Dress for Success Calgary
- Dress for Success Kelowna
- Dress for Success Vancouver
I used to refer clients to these services and was so pleased to see how pampered and special they felt in the services they received. They just loved the attention and how very good the fashions they got were for them.
Some locations have special sales of surplus donations. Contact your local DFS to see if they have such sales.
Good luck with job search and looking your best in the process!!