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:

News and Events

Halifax e-vite

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.

The Shoe Project featured on Information Morning, CBC Radio Halifax

On Friday September 15, CBC Radio Halifax featured a conversation with Shoe Project participant Marcela Cameron and Information Morning's Christina Harnett.

Videos of January 2017 Shoe Project Performance in Calgary now online

Hear and see the performances from January 25. Subscribe to The Shoe Project's new YouTube Channel ShoeProject Canada!

The Shoe Project is open to new members!

Are you an immigrant or refugee woman and interested in a 10-week writing workshop?

Find out more and how to apply.

Read The Shoe Project's first newsletter.

Meet our Members

Each month we will feature one of our members.

This month we present Khujesta Sadri.

Q: What does Canada mean to you in three words?
A: Security, freedom, higher education. 

Meet our featured member and read her story.