Monday, March 11, 2019
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.