Suitable Impressions

This is a full-day workshop for people on employment assistance that prepares them for transitioning into the workforce.

 

We offer job-specific clothing, personal care items and first impression training for job seekers. Participants gain hands-on experience that enhances their self-esteem and in turn, employability, by getting the tools and tips they need to make that critical positive first impression with future employers.

 

The people we help also leave the workshop with six new work-related clothing items and a gift bag full of personal care items, a cell phone and starter card (if needed), a haircut certificate from Donato Salons and financial literacy support by Credit Canada.

 

This innovative employment program was created in 2010 to address the needs of individuals struggling to secure employment. Clients are also facing the additional challenges of not having appropriate interview and work attire and the lack of personal hygiene products. These items are essential for confidence and dignity.

 

In addition to providing these essential basics, the program has an immediate impact on clients job search efforts because of our seminar’s holistic approach and philosophy.

 

This entails interactive and engaging speakers that cover key areas – health/wellness (stress management); credit/budgeting (financial literacy); first impressions training (attire, grooming, body language); mindfulness (positivity, power posing); networking (art of conversation, tone, handshake).

 

The transformation our clients is incredible to witness. They become more energized: They’ve regained their confidence and dignity.

 

OUR PROGRAMS

This includes Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSB) job training placement for people with intellectual and/or physical challenges who are training in basic work skills. Participants come to us to learn basic back-to-work skills in the warehouse, boutique or administrative capacities. They gain the confidence and experience needed to help secure and maintain a job.

 

 

 

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This program collects and distributes brand-new children’s clothing and other basic-needs items to social service agencies and programs working with children in Toronto facing abuse, poverty, homelessness, parental drug abuse and crime, immigration and settlement. The agencies working with these children (and in many cases, their families as well) face multiple challenges, and the clothing and other basic-needs items we provide for the children are crucial not only for fostering pride and self-esteem, but also for participation in school activities.

 

 

 

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Our dress boutique sells brand new designer wedding and prom dresses at a discount while offering hands-on employment training to marginalized job seekers.

 

 

 

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Rogers cell phone dealers from various cities around the country donate cell phones and start-up phone cards to people who cannot afford them. Participants include those searching for employment and families with children. For many of them, these phones become a lifeline—literally.

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