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Welcome To
The Clarendon Trading Co.

Curating the worlds best clothing pieces that garner taste and appreciation.

Our Mission

Today we live in a world of mass production, over use and waste. Worldwide resources are diminishing at an astoundingly fast rate, and little is being done to help lessen the damaging impacts of overuse. As mass production seems to be growing at an exponential rate, and consumerism is on a rise. The gap between the rich and the poor in many economically sound countries continues to increase. No longer are the faces of poverty limited to the developing parts of the world. Mass poverty and inequalities can be seen in what many like to call the ‘developed’ world’. Yet many in these countries are struggling to develop their personal aspirations, let alone survive.

The Clarendon Trading Company (TCTC) seeks to mediate some of these challenges through the reuse and recycling of quality materials. Through respect and care for our environment we also seek to empower the personal autonomy of the individual as keepers of not only our Earth, but their destiny and the legacy they wish to impart on the world.

TCTC identifies with taking pride in one’s own personal appearance and the power of confidence that it has the ability to inspire. TCTC seeks to allow individuals to utilize the power of personal autonomy to reach success in any endeavor they choose, without pressures and constraints of high prices. The aftermath of this power has an ability to have a very profound effect. Which is one that should be available to all, the rich, poor and the indifferent. With this as one of our key fundamentals TCTC works hard to keep the prices of our quality garments reasonable and affordable for as many as possible.

Affiliates

For the past 47 years Youth Employment Services YES has been helping Toronto’s disadvantaged and marginalized youth find and maintain employment. Our programs and services help youth develop new skills, gain confidence and motivation, identify and pursue their goals, and overcome the challenges that are preventing them from finding and maintaining work and ultimately fulfilling their potential. Of the youth we supported in 2014 through our employment programs, 90% of them achieved a successful outcome (found a job, started their own business, returned to school, or pursued further training).

Since 1978, Working Skills Centre (WSC) has been providing a holistic program to help individuals overcome barriers to employment and move towards economic self-sufficiency. While mandated to serve a broader clientele throughout the greater Toronto area (GTA), our mission statement reflects the emphasis on programs for immigrant women geared towards improving their skills, self-esteem and employment prospects.

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Team

 Johnnel G. Francis
Johnnel G. FrancisCo-owner and Head of Business Development
My passion and motivation comes from my overall desire to help those in need. This motivation has mainly come from my upbringing in Jamaica. Growing up things were not always the easiest, and as a result of that I promised myself that when I had the means to I would one day help those that need it. This was the residing force that inspired me to start The Clarendon Trading Company. Through this we have set up systems such as our Two4One method that particularly appeals to those in need of the most help. Additionally, I have chosen to pursue a career in Law, in order to positively impact as many people as possible.
Colette Liburd
Colette LiburdCo-owner and Head of Public Relations and Community Development
My passion in life resides in people and the commonalities that we all share. This is my motivating factor that inspires me to work in fields that enable me to help those in need. There is so much beauty in the world, this beauty is present in the commonalities that we all share as humans. When we break down our basic desires, all of us generally want the same things and hurt for the same reasons. In people I tend not to see a stranger, but someone who is as familiar to me as myself. As a result of this, I work hard to facilitate this passion through the field of Public Health and other endeavors such as The Clarendon Trading Company to eventually
Corrina Roberts
Corrina RobertsMarketing Strategist
What is the motivating factor in my life? I ask myself the very same question at least twice a week and I will do so for the rest of my life. Inspiration and motivation might vary with the times, goals evolve, and perspectives shift. There is a time for everything. The one thing that will always remain the same is this: I want to look back on my life and know that I experienced a life well-lived. For me that means having loved fully, spent time with my family, felt peace of mind, traveled to beautiful places, relaxed under the sun, enjoyed tasty food, heard great music, loved what I did in life enough for it not to be called work and contributed to someone or something greater than myself – extending my comfort zone. I’m constantly growing and I’m building my dream with my company Jimmy Spear Branding
Sean Roberts
Sean RobertsSocial Media Coordinator
My motivation lies in the contribution of pop culture. I like to create. I like fashion, music, production, art and everything that has to do with good living. If you had to describe my passion in a word, it would be aesthetics. Social Media is one of the ways in which my voice is heard and my vision funneled. Currently the Social Media Manager for Jimmy Spear Branding… Besides that – I love coffee.
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