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April 24, 2021Teenaz Javat, Mississauga ON

December 15, 2020,  Sanaa Al-khannaq Calgary AB

November 23, 2020,  Venera Loshaj-Balaj, Surrey BC

November 19, 2020,  Himanshi Upadhyay, Vancouver BC

November 17, 2020Judith Djomo, Calgary AB

November 17, 2020Zeynep Ergun, Calgary AB

November 17, 2020Safi Charlene Kisimolo, Calgary AB

November 16, 2020,  Nelli Antepli, Calgary AB

November 15, 2020,  Manisha Shrestha, Canmore AB

November 13, 2020,  Hermine Zebaze, Calgary AB

November 13, 2020,  Marie Louise Dikga, Calgary AB

November 13, 2020,  Lyudmila (Mila) Fomina Herspiegel, Calgary AB

November 13, 2020,  Minette Dione Ebong, Calgary AB

November 10, 2020,  Workenesh Alemayew Sahle, Calgary AB

November 10, 2020,  Valeria Olga Kavaliauskis, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Mariana Romero, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Luz Erandi Perez Martinez, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Lourdes Valdivia Nunez, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Levia Quequezana, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Ladyne Viokolo Kala, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Joy-Ebenezer-Alawode, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Giovana Lopez, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Emerita Gumapac, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Elizabeth Segura, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Betty Veloso, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Benia Szewczyk-Lagowska, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Adelaide Valerie Tegomo Tsakem, Calgary AB

November 9, 2020,  Eileen Folch, Vancouver BC

November 2, 2020,  Ngozi Onyinye, Edmonton AB

November 1, 2020,  Gurpreet Nain, Toronto ON

October 28, 2020,  Stefani Chanel Gómez, Vancouver BC

October 28, 2020,  Aween Mohammed Snjawi, Vancouver BC

October 28, 2020,  Elena Nikolaidi, Vancouver BC

October 27, 2020,  Sumehra, Vancouver BC

October 26, 2020,  Valentina Abanina, Vancouver BC

October 26, 2020,  Vicky Kenny, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Valentina Pinzón, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Touran Nazargahi, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Olga Nardy, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Noor, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Nivin Jamshir, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Nishadi Liyanage, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Nicole Tapia, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Nargis Fazal, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Mariana Gassmann, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Jesica Faur, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Jarmila Herout, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Gazala Mohammed, Vancouver BC

October 23, 2020,  Asseel Alhalabi, Vancouver BC

October 9, 2020,  Victoria Shulga, Halifax NS

September 27, 2020,  Yewande Fagade, Halifax NS

September 27, 2020,  Yasmin Lash, Halifax NS

September 27, 2020,  Tracy Ikhidero, Halifax NS

September 27, 2020,  Temidayo Ojieyan, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Sylvia Calatayud, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Sylvia Valdebenito-Doucette, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Sol Matalam, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Sadiya Farzeen, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Olena Lugova, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Odutope Macauley-Okoro, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Nyasha Koko, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Nimra Fatima, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Mary Bello, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Geervani Gangaraju, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Dolukat Niyigena, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Anuoluwapo Amzart, Halifax NS

September 26, 2020,  Anam Kidwai, Halifax NS

September 18, 2020,  Jeffery Hu, Halifax NS

September 12, 2020,  Marwa Kuri, Halifax NS

August 5, 2020,  Levia Ququezana, Calgary AB

July 2, 2020,  Seran Celik, Calgary AB

June 28, 2020,  Noriko Ohsada, Canmore AB

June 15, 2020,  Natalia Mokhovikova, Richmond BC

June 2, 2020,  Teenaz Javat, Mississauga ON

May 15, 2020,  Tenzin Palzom, Banff AB

May 10, 2020,  Mariana Barron, Banff, AB

May 3, 2020,  Dana Roman, Canmore, AB

May 3, 2020,  Umut Duygu Uzunel, Toronto, ON

April 28, 2020,  Cordelia Tang, Toronto, ON

April 28, 2020Sinthia Zaman, Calgary AB

April 28, 2020Shaima Jaff, Vancouver BC

April 14, 2020Rhoda Akuol Philip, Toronto ON

About Us

For the past ten 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.

Our Mission

  • 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

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Arrival Stories

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.

Annual Report 2021

The Shoe Project's annual Report 2021 Download PDF

Summary of Outcomes 2021

The Shoe Project's Summary of Outcomes 2021 Download PDF

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Cordelia Tang

Executive Director

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Cordelia Tang


Executive Director


Cordelia Tang joined The Shoe Project workshop in 2013, two years after she arrived in Canada as a landed immigrant. In China, she had been working as an editor for over nine years. After graduating from the Master of Information program, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, she started working for The Shoe Project as director and Toronto local coordinator.

Rhonda Risebrough

Fundraising & Communications Lead

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Rhonda Risebrough


Fundraising & Communications Lead


Rhonda comes to The Shoe Project after more than 17 years with The Terry Fox Foundation, most recently in the role of International Director. An experienced fundraiser, communicator and volunteer manager, she is excited to join The Shoe Project in its important mission. Rhonda is a life long volunteer, and for the past twenty-five years has supported Canadian veterans through various public relations and fundraising roles. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her volunteer work with the Royal Canadian Legion at the local, provincial and national levels.

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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 to Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Edmonton, Canmore, Windsor, Brampton (coming soon), and Winnipeg (coming soon), and are now a registered charity. We are committed to providing a truly national platform for the voices of immigrant and refugee women.