Press

Toronto Star, Women on a Low-Income Fight for the Studio Where They Create, Oct 5, 2017.

Volunteer Toronto, 10 Places in Toronto to Buy Gifts that Support the Local Community, December 2016

Toronto Star, Art Offers Healing to Women in Need, July 20, 2016.  (Article in pdf)

Inspirations Studio saved my life.

Huffington Post, Art is a Powerful Way to Transform Women’s Lives,  May 16, 2016. (Article in pdf)

Many of the women Sistering works with have mental illnesses, and being creative is a powerful tool in helping them cope.

Global News, Making a Difference,  Women Create inspirational, one-of-a-kind pottery at Toronto studio, May 9, 2016.

They are a really unique group of individuals who have very strong connections with each other and they are rebuilding their lives one pot at a time

Heathscape, Social Enterprises Inspire Social Change, March 2016. (Article in pdf)

Social enterprise participants are healthier.  They learn new things, build self-esteem, take pride in work, and attach to communities. Meaningful work means individuals coping with mental health challenges feel connected.

Crafting Better Futures by Heather Read, Studio Magazine, Fall/Winter 2014-2015. (Article in pdf)

[…] one of the best parts is seeing ‘the look on a woman’s face when she’s sold something, and it might be the only money she’s ever earned.’

Nadha Hassen Blog,  Inspirations Studio: Microbusiness, Pottery and Women, February 11, 2014.

It is these projects and organizations that are the first point of contact in building a stronger community and addressing some of the deeper issues in society. A necessary safety net.

Inspirations Studio was granted a wish of a new potters’wheel as part of Toyota Dealers Wishmakers, December 2014.

            aje-news-dec-3

Dabble, Good Design from a Good Place, October 2014. (Article in pdf)

artisan textiles and pottery designed by the bloggers and participants and produced by the women of Sistering. We are smitten.

Now Magazine, Presents that Give Twice, Dec 12, 2013.

not only crafted locally […], but also guaranteed to warm both hearts and hands.

            Now Dec 2013

CTV Canada Am, Share the Warmth, March 20, 2012.

CHRY 105.5 FM, Womyn’s Word interview, August 17, 2011.

NOW Magazine, Have a Heart, December 9, 2008.

            nowmagfeature2 002

Toronto Sun, Pottery and United Way Rescue a Life, December 22, 2007. (Article in pdf)

NOW Magazine, Giving Back, Gift Guide, November 22-28, 2007. (Article in pdf)

Eye Magazine, BestBet, August 25, 2005. (Article in pdf)

Presentations

Lunch Box Series Presentation, OISE’s Social Economy Centre, November 23, 2011.

Awards

Social Economy Achievement Award 2010, Human Endeavour, Vaughan, ON, 2011.

The Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Entrepreneurship, April 17, 2007.

More Media

Inspirations On YouTube