This workshop gave me so much joy and hope for the future. I am really grateful for the opportunity to join workshops like this through Dress for Success Vancouver.

Workshop participant

Dress for Success Vancouver offers a wide range of free online workshops covering a variety of topics to help women thrive at work and in life. From professional development to health and wellness, our workshops are an opportunity to come together as a community to hear from experts in their fields, reflect on how the topics resonate in your life, and take the next steps towards reaching your goals. Everyone, including volunteers, donors, clients, staff, and referral partner agencies is welcome to attend.

Tackling the Taboo: Topics in Women's Health

Informed, unbiased information about your body and your health

Thursday, May 9 at 7 PM

Join us on Thursday, May 9th from 7:00-8:00 PM with Dr. Rachel Ollivier, a clinician scientist and Nurse practitioner from BC Women’s Hospital.

In this informative session, Dr. Ollivier will cover sexual health, preventative health screening, contraception, postpartum health, and accessing medical abortion to help women and gender-diverse attendees make informed choices for both their health and lives. Our session will conclude with a Q&A, including anonymized questions, with our speaker.

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Professional Services Pathways and Insights (Free Online Workshop)

Professional Services Pathways and Insights Workshop

Presented in collaboration by Dress for Success Canada Foundation and Deloitte

Wednesday, May 29 at 9 AM

This workshop is designed to engage and support women and non-binary individuals, helping them to strengthen their skills and gather insights into career pathways in the professional services industry.

This workshop will include a conversation with three diverse panellists from Deloitte who will speak to:

  • Navigating a career in the professional services space
  • Unique insights based on their own careers
  • Overcoming career challenges and barriers
  • Building professional relationships and mentorship

There will also be an opportunity to enter smaller breakout rooms to network and gather general advice from Deloitte employees on topics such as interview advice for professional services, skill building, and navigating hiring processes in Canada/or at large organizations.

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Confidence & Clarity: Mastering the Interview Process

Essential interview preparation to show up confidently to every job interview.

Thursday, May 30 at 7 PM

Whether your job interview is in-person or online, there are many strategies you can use to make sure you present your best, most authentic self. Having confidence while interviewing helps demonstrate your suitability for the role but also helps you assess whether the company is a fit for you! 

In this workshop on Thursday, May 30th from 7:00 -8:00 PM PST, Melissa Nesbit, Associate Director of Operations & Strategic Engagement of the Canadian College of Technology and Business, will show you how to prepare for your interview, confidently speak and respond to questions, and ask the right questions in return. By doing this prep in advance, you can face the interview more confidently, authentically showcase your skills and value, and feel more empowered in the job market to land the job that works for you.

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Lara Kroeker

Personal Branding with Forge & Spark

Use personal branding to showcase your values, personality AND style!

Tuesday, June 4 at 7 PM

In this in-person workshop on Tuesday, June 4 from 7-8 PM, Forge & Spark Creative Director Lara Kroeker will guide you through the process of visually branding YOURSELF. You’ll emerge with an understanding of how to visually translate your Values, Personality & Style into your own unique visual look and feel—expressed in visual assets like your own logo, colour palette, typography, and social media posts.

We’ll supply you with your own Personal Branding Workbook, which you’ll have the chance to complete as we guide you through the workshop. We’ll also share our agency secrets for creating and organizing all of your visual assets in Canva for super-easy use and re-use in all of your communications and marketing.

This workshop will be held at our office located in East Vancouver at 201-5118 Joyce Street.

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Request a Workshop

Dress for Success Vancouver will often work with both corporate and community partners to put on workshops. We may request a fee for workshops whose primary audience is not unemployed or underemployed women, or if in an entrance fee is being charged. If you would like to request a workshop, please email tasneem@dfsvancouver.org for more information

Become A Volunteer Workshop Speaker

We are looking for workshop speakers for our public workshops and Professional Women’s Group professional development program.⁠ Specifically, we are interested in experienced workshop presenters and/or public speakers who can volunteer to speak confidently to our community on any of the following topics: physical and mental health wellness, emotional intelligence, leadership, navigating the workplace, negotiation, family law, stress and burnout management, career transitions, the job search and job market, resume and cover letter writing, and work-life balance.⁠

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