Recent Events

Metastory of the Shoe Project

Have you ever wondered how the Shoe Project can establish their groups one by one at different cities in Canada and make big differences to so many newcomers? 

On March 10th (Sunday), a one-day workshop hosted by TSP alumnae Teenaz and Yuli shared the Shoe Project experience with those who are interested in building up their own story circles. 

Katherine, the founder and Artistic Director of the Shoe Project, was there to introduce the power of TSP. 

The workshop is part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival and supported by the Storytellers of Canada.


The Shoe Project – Finding Home

The Shoe Project - Finding Home performance made a stop in Toronto after performances in Calgary, Canmore, and Antigonish. Check out the short video and view photos from the event.


Shoe Project Antigonish

Enjoy the CBC (Atlantic Region) Vimeo on the Shoe Project participants in the Antigonish N. S. performances from February 1 and 2.

The story by Colleen Jones aired on TV and radio on February 3.


The Shoe Project returns to Canmore

The Shoe Project returned to artsPlace for two nights on Feb. 1 and 2 to share the experiences of 10 women from the Bow Valley who immigrated to Canada and the soles that brought them here.


Shoe Project video from
the Calgary High Performance Rodeo

View the YouTube video from the January 26 and 27, 2019 Calgary Shoe Project performances.


Our Shoes, Our Streets


The Shoe Project’s first visit to North York was met with excitement and gratitude. Our stories of arrival and adaption were especially meaningful to a resilient  community still processing the pain of the tragic van attack this past spring. In partnership with PEN Canada, audiences not only enjoyed hearing stories from Colombia, Nepal, Nigeria, Syria, Turkey, South Ossetia, China, Iran, and Sri Lanka but also a post-performance discussion about the power of the personal narrative moderated by the host of CBC’s IDEAS, Paul Kennedy.

More images from Our Shoes, Our Streets

Photo credits: Alia Youssef

These performances have been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.