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

Standing Room Only V Participants

The first Shoe Project performance in Calgary

Read the article in the Calgary Herald: In her shoes: Calgary's immigrant women tell their stories in The Shoe Project

The Shoe Project is now open to new members!

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

The session in Halifax is scheduled for April, 2017.

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 Irena Rodziewicz.

Q: What does Canada mean to you in three words?
A: The freedom to be yourself, the tolerance and politeness of the people, and their respect for natural environment.

Meet our featured member and read her story.