Thank You Note from Common Thread (formerly Craftworks)

Monday, March 11, 2019

CIRE is pleased to announce a bursary fund for Common Thread (formerly Craftworks), towards their Threadworks sewing training program. 

Since 1966, Common Thread has been working to reduce the stigma that people with disabilities face through the art of sewing and hand crafts. Common Thread supports adults with disabilities through skills development and socialization to empower and to engage individuals and to facilitate access to earnings, where participants earn supplemental income in an inclusive environment that respects the challenges of traditional employment.

CIRE’s bursary fund to Common Thread is in alignment with CIRE’s vision, one of healthy, empowered communities that value social inclusion, have thriving local serving economies and provide dignity and opportunity to all residents regardless of ability and income level.

This bursary fund will enable Common Thread to offer bursaries to three students who will start their next course in early April.

Click here to learn more about Common Thread sewing training programs. 

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