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At first glance, the 25 newcomers to Canada circled around a large table in the New Life Resource
Centre in North Park Community Church
could just be another church social group.
But one look at the sewing production
line set up behind the women and piles
of colourful chef’s aprons reveals another
story. This is the home of World Tailors,
a social enterprise ministry that provides
new immigrants with sewing skills, busi-
ness training and social connections in
their new home in London, Ont.
“We wanted the women to have the op-
portunity to get together,” says Donna Teeple,
a volunteer and instructor with the program.
“Working together to make aprons is some-
thing that bonds them. It’s not just about the
business model – we have genuine loving,
caring friendships with the women too.”
World Tailors began as a sewing group,
World Tailors provides immigrants with sewing skills, business
training and social connections in London, Ont.
Sewing Group Offers Training, Skills and
Hope to New Canadians