2021 Year In Review

Our year by the numbers. Find out our 2021 stats, including how many pieces of clothing were provided to our Clients, as well as how many Clients attended our learning programs.

The events of 2021 continued to test our resilience and our ability to adapt. The generosity of our supportive community has enabled Dress for Success Toronto to pivot our program offerings and solidify our sustainability.

Last year, we continued to grow our Career Program Impact. Thanks to the support from our corporate partners, we were able to host 55 virtual learning programs in 2021. We also launched our Virtual Career Centre, offering 100 one-on-one appointments to our Clients. Through these career services, we supported 712 unique individuals, resulting in over 3,400 hours of services.

Since 2021 closed our Boutique for half of the year, we had to pivot and adjust our styling services to continue supporting our Clients in safe environment. We introduced two new virtual programs for our Clients: wardrobe / styling consultations and make-up consultations. These allowed us to assist our Clients during the time we could not access our Boutique. Once our Boutique re-opened, we continued to offer these virtual programs to supplement our in-person services.

In 2021, we completed 375 Suiting Appointments (both in-person and virtually). Through our Interview and Employment Suiting Appointments, over 8,550 pieces of professional clothing and accessories were given to our Clients. We also provided 23 Wardrobe Consultations and 13 Make-Up Consultations. In total, these services supported 342 individual Clients.

The work we do would not be possible without the support from our amazing team of Volunteers. Whether they support virtually or in-person at our Boutique, our volunteers are the true champions of our organization.

The results we achieved are thanks to their continued dedication and support. Thank you to each of the 64 wonderful individuals who volunteered in 2021! Together, our volunteers completed 1,889 hours of volunteerism.

We are so very grateful for everyone who helped make 2021 another impactful year for Dress for Success Toronto’s Clients and community.

From our Clients who inspire us every day, to our Volunteers who generously give their time, and donors that support our commitment to empower women in the community, we couldn’t do the work we do without you.