Join The Shoe Project in Toronto this Fall


Held in-person in Downtown Toronto (first 5 sessions, 2021) and Online (second 5 sessions, 2022)


Are you an immigrant or refugee woman interested in writing?
Do you want to tell the story of how you came to Canada?

Join The Shoe Project in Toronto this Fall

November 11th 2021—March 2022
Thursday evenings
Held in-person in Downtown Toronto (first 5 sessions, 2021) & Online (second 5 sessions, 2022)


What will we do?
Twelve women will work with author Katherine Govier to create a 600-word personal memoir about their life and
journey to Canada through a story about a pair of shoes. The workshops are followed by voice coaching and a
public performance in Spring 2022.
The first 5 sessions (November 11 – December 9th) will be held in-person in Downtown Vancouver (near the U of T
campus), and the second 5 sessions (beginning January 2022) will be held online via zoom.


We’d love to speak to you if:
● are between the ages of 18 and 80, have immigrated or come as a refugee to Canada and did not go
through the Canadian school system
● learned English as a second language
● want to tell your story, and are interested in learning others’ stories
● want to develop your public speaking and leadership skills
● have worked in something to do with language — (therapist, librarian, journalist, etc) — or just want to
improve your English
● are able to commit to the entire program (The Shoe Project accepts 12 women each cohort, and
commitment is required for the full duration of the program)
*Please also note that you must be fully vaccinated to apply.


The Shoe Project provides a $400 honorarium to assist with childcare, transport, and the right to publish
completed stories.

To apply or for more information: contact Zahida at
For more information about us visit:
The Shoe Project gratefully acknowledges the support of Canada Council for the Arts.