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Discover the Superpower of Stories

The Shoe Project holds writing workshops where Canadian writers exchange skills with newcomer women, enabling them to share their stories of arrival in and adaptation to Canada -- through a pair of shoes.

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Our Program

Many newcomer women are professionals and leaders in their original countries but need to work on their writing and speaking skills in English to attain similar roles in Canada.

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Our Shoes, Our Stories

Every woman has a special pair of shoes in her life. For those who embark on the long journey to a new life in a new country, her choice of shoes is not only vital -- it is also a powerful metaphor for that journey.

Watch our recent performance in Toronto

Heels in My Life, Vathsala Aswathaman

News and Media

Stay up to date with the latest news from The Shoe Project

August 5, 2020

Levia Ququezana, Calgary AB

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Impact StoryJuly 30, 2020

A Happy Birthday

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Impact StoryJuly 28, 2020

No Safe Haven from Racism

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Video StoriesJuly 26, 2020

Little Shoes

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Video StoriesJuly 15, 2020

The Only Friends I Had

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Video StoriesJuly 12, 2020

My Shoes Left Behind

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Video StoriesJuly 10, 2020

My Brown Bata Slippers

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesJuly 2, 2020

Seran Celik, Calgary AB

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesJune 28, 2020

Noriko Ohsada, Canmore AB

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Video StoriesJune 23, 2020

My Mother and Grandmother Walk with Me

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Video StoriesJune 19, 2020

In Salmon’s Shoes

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesJune 15, 2020

Natalia Mokhovikova, Richmond BC

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Video StoriesJune 10, 2020

Beneath the Surface

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Video StoriesJune 4, 2020

Heels in My Life

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesJune 2, 2020

Teenaz Javat, Mississauga ON

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesMay 15, 2020

Tenzin Palzom, Banff AB

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What We're Doing NowMay 11, 2020

The book by Tanaz Bhathena has been awarded the 2019 Nautilus Gold Award.

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesMay 10, 2020

Mariana Barron, Banff, AB

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesMay 3, 2020

Dana Roman, Canmore, AB

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesMay 3, 2020

Umut Duygu Uzunel, Toronto, ON

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesApril 28, 2020

Cordelia Tang, Toronto, ON

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesApril 28, 2020

Sinthia Zaman, Calgary AB

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesApril 28, 2020

Shaima Jaff, Vancouver BC

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What We're Doing NowApril 24, 2020

New Chapter in Edmonton

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What We're Doing NowApril 20, 2020

The Shoe Project Shorts

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COVID Across Canada: Short TakesApril 14, 2020

Rhoda Akuol Philip, Toronto ON

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Let’s share more stories. Together.

The Shoe Project was launched in Toronto in 2011. Since then, we have added chapters in Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax, and are now a registered charity. We are committed to providing a truly national platform for the voices of immigrant and refugee women.