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Accessing services is easy, beginning with a request for an appointment. Our services are free to women-identified clients.

Appointment Information for Agencies and Clients

How It Works
Wear2Start reduces barriers by providing self‐identified women with professional clothing, shoes, accessories, and essential personal‐care items that will assist them in work and life. Services are provided through a personalized, 1‐hour appointment in our downtown boutique at 216 – 733 Johnson St. In addition to the Wardrobe Program, Wear2Start provides complimentary haircuts at our partner salons through the Cuts4Confidence Program. Clients will be given additional information about this program when booking their wardrobe appointment.
Who Can Access Our Services
We are happy to assist all women (transgender and cisgender), non-binary, and two-spirit people who identify as a part of the women’s community and for whom our services will fill a genuine need. Clients are referred to us by employment and job training agencies as well as community organizations. We also accept referrals from private individuals who need or know someone who needs to access our services.


  • Once the appointment request has been received, we will contact the client within 2 business days via email or phone to book an appointment and schedule a 10-minute call to collect information about their clothing needs prior to the time spent with us in the boutique.
  • During their 1-hour appointment at our lovely downtown boutique, the client will be assisted by two of our skilled volunteer Boutique Consultants. In order to maximize the time with us, we ask that no one accompanies the client unless a support worker is required and pre-approved.
  • At the end of the client’s 1-hour appointment, our hope is to send the client home with a couple of mix-and-match outfits, and possibly a coat, handbag, shoes and accessories. Everything they leave with will be dependent on what is available in our inventory in the required sizes as well as what is suited to the client’s personal style and taste.
  • Please note all appointments must be pre-booked. We are unable to accommodate drop-in visits.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or (250)472-9327.

We are proud to have supported clients from a number of agencies including:

Wear2Start has also proudly served clients from the following organizations:

1UP Single Parent Resource Centre
Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness
Action Committee of People with Disabilities
Aids Vancouver Island
Anawim House
Camosun College
Connections Place
Disability Resource Centre
Esquimalt Neighbourhood House
Fairfield Gonzales Community Association
Garth Homer Society
Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness
Greater Victoria Housing Society
GT Hiring
Hulitan Family & Community Services Society
Island Community Mental Health
Island Metis Family & Community Services
Island Sexual Health
John Howard Society
Lifetime Networks
March of Dimes
Maximus Canada
Mustard Seed
Neil Squire/WorkBC Assistive Technology Services
Our Place and OurWorkPlace
Pegasus Recovery Solutions
PHS Community Services
Quadra Village Community Centre
St. Vincent de Paul/Rosalie’s Village
Saanich Neighbourhood Place
Shelbourne Community Kitchen
Sooke Transition House
TAPS (Together Against Poverty Society)
Threshold Housing
University of Victoria
Victoria Cool Aid: Next Steps
Victoria Cool Aid: Rock Bay Landing
Victoria Cool Aid: Sandy Merriman
Victoria Pregnancy Centre
VIHA High Complexity Care Team
Women in Need (WIN programs)
Y Young Mom’s Group

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