Greater Toronto Area
Dress Your Best is operated by the Live to Give Relief Organization, the same organization that runs Dress for Success for women. The mission of Dress Your Best is to promote the economic independence of men across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Their service offers referred clients a one-on-one appointment with a trained image consultant. Clients are assisted to select a professional wardrobe that fits well, suits their individual style, and gives them the confidence to make a good first impression on job interviews or when starting a new career. The focus of this program is on “professional” attire. Clients must be referred by an employment service or other local agency.
Suits his Style is an Ottawa based charity that supports the employment opportunities of men in need by providing professional attire with the vision of a world in which everyone is given the opportunity to excel. Suits his Style operates by appointment only. In order to access its services, a client must be referred by one of its referral agencies, which are listed on its website. The focus of this program is on “professional” attire.
In the B.C. Lower Mainland, Working Gear assists low-income unemployed individuals re-entering the workforce by providing work-appropriate clothing and gear at no cost. Their clients are seeking jobs in a wide range of industries and are provided with everything from boots to suits. Different from Dress Your Best in Toronto and Suits His Style in Ottawa, Working Gear provides men’s clothing for not only “professional” jobs, but for many other types of work, as well, including formal wear and construction gear. Clients must be referred by one of its referral agencies in order to access its services.