In the Media
September 15, 2023, New Canadian Media, Canadian nonprofit helps Afghan women share stories of their journeys to Canada
March 2, 2023, CBC, The Shoe Project tells stories of resilience, empowerment and a new life
March 2, 2023, YorkRegion.com, ‘Heart-wrenching and heartwarming’: Immigrant and refugee women share stories of resilience for Women’s Day
December 23, 2022, Vancouver Sun, Kurdish immigrant and human rights activist honoured with Renate Shearer Award
November 17, 2022, Pique Newsmagazine, Telling the tales of Canadian immigrants, one pair of shoes at a time
September 15, 2022, CBC, Afghan women arriving in Saskatoon
August 18, 2022, New Canadian Media, An Afghan woman’s struggle to come to Canada-New Canadian Media
June 23, 2021, Katherine Govier, "In Memory of Aaron Berhane"
October 10, 2020, Irina Umnova, "Women's Courage Can Change the World"
COVID Across Canada: Short Takes
For the past twelve years, The Shoe Project has been changing the way Canadians see immigrant and refugee women, through story and performance. Every journey begins with a pair of shoes.
Our alumnae of 250 women from 62 countries credit The Shoe Project with changing their lives, giving them the skills, confidence and support to succeed in a new country. Many take on leadership roles in the organization. Led by professional Canadian writers and theatre artists, our workshops and performances lift the voices of women immigrants and refugees into Canada’s national conversation.
- To advance education by providing programs, courses, workshops, and seminars to immigrant and refugee women to develop their written and oral skills, as well as their leadership skills.
- To educate the public on the problems faced by immigrant and refugee women in Canada by providing presentations on such topics.
Our Impact Since 2011
Performances in cities across Canada to bring women's stories to life and educate the greater public.
Countries of origin from Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe: including Syria, Taiwan, Nepal, Iran, Iraq, South Sudan, Turkey and more.