Directory of Community Programs and Services in Barrie Ontario

Dress for Success

Site: Barrie

Record #: ORI0405
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 30 Jan 2023


Office Phone 705-252-9200
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
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Primary Contact Carolyn Gibson, Manager of Community Outreach and Programs; Email:
Alternate Contact Linda Reid, Executive Director; Email:


Address & Map
Bayfield Mall; 320 Bayfield St Dr
Unit 79
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3C1
Intersection Bayfield St and Hwy 400
Physical Access Fully Accessible


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. Now also accepting men's clothing, suits, jackets, dress shirts, new work boots, new work pants/painter's pants, work jackets, hard hats, and men's coats. See website for clothing donation guidelines Donations.
  • donations accepted
    • at Barrie location on Wednesdays 12 noon-6 pm
    • at Hip Chick Design, 4337 Burnside Line Unit 4, Orillia, on Wednesdays 12 noon-4 pm
  • For Online Clothing Shop, visit Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie Online Store
  • Currently accepting new volunteers, if interested, email volunteer coordinator Carolyn at
  • See website for various events and sales, Upcoming Events
Volunteer Description Volunteer opportunities available email the Community Outreach Coordinator at

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours Program Hours vary

Donation Days:
  • Barrie: Wed 12 noon-6 pm
  • Orillia: Wed 12 noon-4 pm
Areas Served Barrie ; Chippewas of Rama First Nation ; 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

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