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.)