Impakt’s non-profit affiliate Impakt Labs conducts social issue research and incubates innovative solutions to social problems.
The Tailor Project is a recent Impakt Labs project. The Tailor Project tells the story of approximately 2,500 tailors and their families who immigrated to Canada between 1948 and 1949 through the Garment Workers’ Scheme after surviving the holocaust. The Garment Workers’ Scheme was the first time in history that Canada opened its doors to a large number of Jewish people. With employment and freedom, people were able to rebuild their lives after years of persecution and displacement.
Through storytelling, the Tailor Project weaves together their experiences and follows the lives of the second generation living in Canada today. Their lessons are invaluable.
Above: People taking a sewing test before the selection committee, a group of five men in the garment industry led by Max Enkin.
For more information about the Tailor Project and how you can support, please visit: www.tailorproject.ca