Dress for Success

Site: Barrie

Description (Service) Program to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life, services include: 
  • Suiting Program - provides free professional attire for job interviews and employment, for qualified women
  • Breakfast Club - 9-week pre-employment program providing a network of support and workshops on a variety of topics designed to build confidence in getting a job 
  • PWG-Professional Women's Group  - provides career development tools for employment retention and career growth 
  • Clothing Donations - accept donations of Business Professional Women's clothing, that are clean and in good condition, Regular, Petite and Plus Sizes needed, see website for clothing donation guidelines Donations
  • For Online Clothing Shop, visit Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie Online Store  
  • Currently accepting new volunteers, if interested, email volunteer coordinator Carolyn at carolyn@dfsorilliabarrie.org
  • Hold various events - click on 'News' tab on website for details
Service Details
Hours Programs: Hours vary

Donation Days: Wed from 12 pm-6 pm
Breakfast Club: Tue for 9 weeks in Barrie and Orillia, call for start dates or contact carolyn@dfsorilliabarrie.org for more information
Professional Women's Group (PWG): 3rd Sat of every month, dates may vary on long weekends, call or contact carolyn@dfsorilliabarrie.org for information
Inventory Blowout Sale: Jun 25, 2022, brand-new clothing with tags and brand-new shoes with all items priced at $25 or less
Areas Served Barrie ; Chippewas of Rama First Nation Unceded ; Orillia ; Oro-Medonte ; Rama ; Ramara ; Severn
  • Age Requirement: 15 year(s) - 65 year(s)
  • Unemployed or under employed women looking for work
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Bayfield Mall; 320 Bayfield St Dr
Unit 79
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3C1
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Intersection Bayfield St and Hwy 400
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-252-9200
E-Mail orilliaandbarrie@dressforsuccess.org
Website orilliaandbarrie.dressforsuccess.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/DressforSuccessOrilliaandBarrie
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/DfSOrilliaBarri
Primary Contact Carolyn Gibson, Community Outreach Coordinator; Email: Carolyn@dfsorilliabarrie.org
Alternate Contact Linda Reid, Executive Director; Email: linda@dfsorilliabarrie.org
Mailing Address Bayfield Mall; 320 Bayfield St Dr 
Unit 79 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 3C1

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