Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program has supported businesses and artists across Ontario with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online. Learn more about the program here.

Turning a setback into an opportunity

Andy Lam is the owner and operator of ECOMASK, Located in Toronto, Ontario. ECOMASK is a highly durable, three-layer mask which provides excellent protection. Andy recognized a silver lining and made his product available to a wider market.

by Sara Reynolds May 25, 2022
Picture Yourself Well: Registered Art Therapist

Kelly Gauthier is passionate that everyone should have the opportunity to access online support whenever they need it. So, she signed up for ShopHERE to bring her art and photo therapy practice, Picture Yourself Well, online.

by Alexis Kelly May 18, 2022
Winning The Hearts of Brides Throughout The Years

The Brides’ Project is a social enterprise that provides the best of both worlds for each bride as they raise money for cancer charities and help brides say yes to the dress with a more socially conscious and environmentally sustainable option.

by Michelle Foster May 16, 2022
Make Your Everyday Coffee Mug One-Of-A-Kind

Kelly Davison is the owner and artist behind KD Designs Tumblers and More located in Verona, Ontario. To bring her business online, she signed up for the ShopHERE program and couldn’t be happier to have her own website.

by Alexis Kelly May 11, 2022
Enhancing Living Spaces With Happy, Healthy Plants

As a passionate gardener and urban plantlife admirer with extensive experience in luxury fashion, Ashleigh Paluka founded Helloplants in 2021. Through her venture, she aims to share her love for plants and the joy they can bring to people’s lives.

by Andres Massot May 09, 2022
Nexgen Creates Online Store To Make Customer Experience Easier

Nexgen Signs and Printing carries forward family history in the signage and print materials industry. When bringing the business to Shopify, Nexgen owner Angel Potter signed up for the ShopHERE program to bring her vision to life.

by Alexis Kelly May 04, 2022
Bringing Vietnamese Coffee and Cuisine to Canada and the Online Market

The OATS Kafé is a coffee shop in Toronto offering artisan beverages, ethically sourced coffee, and authentic Vietnamese food. Through the ShopHERE Program, Jolie Tran was able to expand her reach with online ordering and retail sales.

by Andres Massot April 14, 2022
Gingerberry Quilts Shares Eco-Quilting Online: Sew Sustainable!

Gingerberry Quilts is a small online quilting shop focused on sustainability. Jody Groenendyk set up her business to share her creativity and passion for quilting with others. To bring the business online, Jody signed up for the ShopHERE program.

by Alexis Kelly April 13, 2022
The Saddle Shack Brings Custom Leather Items Online

The Saddle Shack is a custom leather shop based in Mount Forest, Ontario, with each leather piece handcrafted on-site. Wanting to take their shop online, Sharri Crowley and Steve Close applied for the ShopHERE program.

by Alexis Kelly April 11, 2022

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