In 2019, Newcomer Women’s Services and The Make Den sewing studio proudly announce the launch of SEW NEW.

SEW NEW will train 21 participants to create a hemming and sewing business to launch, no matter their sewing skill – the opportunity to receive top quality instruction from the owner of The Make Den Sewing Studio, Irene Stickney. Business development and coaching is provided by Enactus Ryerson – an entrepreneurship program from the Ted Rogers School of Management.

This is more than a class. The class will become a business thanks to the support of Irene and “Enactus Ryerson”, an entrepreneurial group of students sponsored by the Ted Rogers School of Management.

The program is offered to everyone who:

  • Self-identifies as a woman
  • Is receiving Ontario Works
  • Has experience with/interest in sewing
  • Is interested in starting their own business

Note that applicants must be receiving benefits from Ontario Works. (This program is not just for newcomer women.)