Shoes and Transforming Lives

Veteran to Newcomer, Page to Stage


How?  We empower women by teaching advanced English writing skills. We follow it with voice training and experience in public performance. 

What?  The Shoe Project holds writing workshops, exhibits and performances in which immigrant women tell their stories of arrival in, and adaptation to, a Canadian community through the lens of a pair of shoes.
Who?  Senior Canadian novelists and theatre artists share their skills with newcomers.
Why shoes?  Shoes cross cultures and are rich with stories.
Can you contribute? Yes: https://ccla.org/give/

News and Events

 

The Shoe Project is hiring!

View the job description for the new position of Executive Director.



The Shoe Project performs in Toronto at the Heliconian Club on April 17.

Buy tickets at http://www.bemusednetwork.com/events/detail/454


Congratulations to the twelve Shoe Project participants for their moving performances in the November 7 and 9 Toronto performances of Where is Peace?

... the Shoe Project pulled me deep into immigrants’ and refugees’ stories  Timson, the Toronto Star

"Women share their migrating experiences with the help of shoes"  Kaitlin Jingco, Canadian Immigrant

Check out The Shoe Project Facebook page for photos of the event!


The Shoe Project Performance in Halifax

On September 15 and 17, 2017 Halifax's immigrant and refugee women shared the stories of their journeys to Canada. For photos, check our Facebook page.

View the video from the September 17 performance on the Shoe Project YouTube Channel.

Meet our Members


We are pleased to introduce Sujata Thapa-Bhattarai.

Q: What does Canada mean to you in three words?
A: Predicability, Peace, Prosperity

Learn more about our featured member and read her story.