Fashion Forward; a school board program that reflects what the Region is all about

By Staff

January 12th, 2024



Fashion Forward a Halton District School program that collect formal wear that isn’t going to be used again by the owners is donated to the school baord who then make it available to students that are not in a position to purchase what it very expensive fancy dress up clothing.

In the past the selection has been very good.

Donations for are being accepted until end of day Friday, Januaru 26th.

Open Houses for choosing formal dress is in held in February and May

Donations of clean, current styled formal wear for the HDSB’s Fashion Forward are being accepted until the end of the day on Friday, Jan. 26. The Halton District School Board will host Fashion Forward Open Houses in February and May for students to select, at no cost, donated formal wear for upcoming prom/graduation celebrations.

Students will have the opportunity to view and try on formal wear in a friendly and welcoming environment. Students may select from a variety of new and gently-used attire that has been donated for proms, graduations and other special events. Many different styles, colours and sizes of formal dresses will be available as well as suits, shirts, ties, shoes and accessories.

The Open Houses will be held at W.I. Dick Middle School (351 Highside Drive, Milton) from 3:30 – 8 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 22 
  • Monday, Feb. 26
  • Thursday, May 30 

An opportunity will be made available for gender diverse youth who require a more private shopping experience between the hours of 3 – 3:30 p.m. during the Open Houses.

Formal wear such as party dresses, formal gowns, formal suits, dress shirts, ties, footwear and accessories can be dropped off at the following locations (during school hours) by end of day on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024:


  • Garth Webb Secondary School (2820 Westoak Trails Blvd)
  • Safetynet (166 South Service Rd East)


  • Charles R. Beaudoin Public School (4313 Clubview Dr)
  • Lakeshore Public School (2243 Lakeshore Rd)
  • Frank J. Hayden Secondary School (3040 Tim Dobbie Dr)
  • M.M. Robinson High School (2425 Upper Middle Rd)

North Halton

  • Gary Allan Learning Centres – Halton Hills (96 Guelph St, Georgetown)
  • Ohana Family Salon & Boutique (238B Main St E, Milton)


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