The Bay Street Suit Challenge – 2022 Results

For the last decade, the Bay Street Suit Challenges has brought together corporate sponsors and individual donors in support of Dress for Success Toronto’s mission.

Through friendly competition, participants join forces for a good cause — empowering the women supported by our services to achieve their full potential. 

This year marked the 11th year of the Challenge. With over 25 teams sponsoring and participating in the Challenge, we were able to raise just shy of $218,000! That means that the Bay Street Suit Challenge has now officially raised over $1 million in total funds since it’s inception in 2011!

The clothing that was collected and the funds raised over the last few weeks will ensure our Clients have access to the valuable programming and services they need right now. Thank you for allowing us to fulfill our mission to empower women to achieve economic independence.

We were blown away by the support we’ve received and would like to recognize our winners from this year’s Challenge. Please join us in celebrating the outstanding efforts of the following company teams and individuals:

  • Top Fundraising Team: Scotiabank
  • Top Individual Fundraiser: Paula Czach, Scotiabank
  • Changemaker Mini-Challenge – Challenge Kick-Off: Scotiabank
  • Changemaker Mini-Challenge -Walk In Her Shoes: WeirFouds LLP
  • Changemaker Mini-Challenge – Power Jacker: RBC Capital Markets
  • Changemaker Mini-Challenge – $50 Friday: Scotiabank
  • Community Champion Award: Andi Sabada, Scotiabank

Year over year, one individual has continually gone above and beyond the Challenge, becoming an ambassador for change and a champion of our cause. As a result, Dress for Success Toronto has created the Community Champion Award to recognize the incredible dedication of Andi Sabada, an inspiring individual who truly exemplifies what it means to be a Community Champion. 

Since first participating in the Challenge, Andi has rallied her colleagues at Scotiabank to join her in raising funds and inspiring change. As the Challenge has grown, so has Andi’s passion — encouraging more members to join the company team and achieving fundraising goals as ambitious as ours. 

We are thrilled to recognize Andi Sabada as the first recipient of the Community Champion Award. Each year, we will recognize a new Community Champion, who, like Andi, exemplifies what it means to empower our mission forward through teamwork, leadership and positivity.

Congratulations to our 2022 Challenge winners, and thank you once again for supporting DFS Toronto’s Bay Street Suit Challenge. Because of your efforts, we can continue to help those in need secure meaningful employment and find economic independence.

Together, we became part of the solution.

Dress for Success Toronto | Sponsors & Partners

Dress for Success Worldwide is grateful to the many corporate partners who have helped our organization serve more than 775,000 women globally. These relationships provide critical financial support, enabling us to enhance the continuum of services and programs we offer to our clients. Dress for Success welcomes sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships that reward everyone involved – our sponsors, the organization and most importantly, the women we serve.

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