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.

Empowering Young Canadians to Embrace Natural Beauty

From conception to reality, founder and owner of Pretty Little Secrets Beauty, Dianne Nguyen, helps Canadians highlight their true beauty by embracing one’s natural features.

by Edgar Melo Santeliz November 29, 2021
Reverend helps address Pandemic Mental Health Concerns

Debi DeMutis is a reverend who specializes in counselling. She is also selling artwork and has devoted life and time to educating herself to better serve her clients.

by Alexis Kelly November 25, 2021
A Conversation About Life Regrets Leads To A Path Of Art

After a conversation with a friend on their 55th birthday, Miriam Traher decided to pursue life without regrets by becoming an artist. The ShopHERE program helped Miriam bring her passion online to share her paintings with people around the world.

by Alexis Kelly November 23, 2021
Explore The Expressive Voice Of Colour With Szonja’s Studio

Szonja Vucsetics is a Hungarian-Canadian artist and art educator based in Toronto, Ontario exploring our relationship to land as the place that holds our stories.

by Alexis Kelly November 17, 2021
Connect With Nature Through Realistic Paper Flowers

Linda Hamilton is a Almonte-based artist and owner of Daydream Flowers. She handcrafts floral paper sculptures, inspiring people to reflect on their connection with nature. Through ShopHERE, Linda was able to create her own digital storefront.

by Alexis Kelly November 15, 2021
Cozy Up Your Home With Meiva Macrame Home Decor

Sara Nguyen owns and operates Meiva Macrame, a Windsor-based home decor business incorporating home aesthetics with simple modern trends. Sara signed up for the ShopHERE program to bring her business online and was delighted by the results.

by Alexis Kelly November 11, 2021
Feel Powerful and Sophisticated With Armour-Femme Jewelry

Farhana Khan hopes to make women feel powerful, confident, and sophisticated with her online jewelry store Armour-Femme. ShopHERE helped Farhana launch her online store and provided 1:1 support in launching and learning to maintain the store.

by Alexis Kelly November 09, 2021
Nancy Cunningham’s All-Natural Soaps Will Have You Coming Back For More

Nancy Cunningham changes the artisan cosmetics game by producing high-quality, natural soaps in different shapes, sizes, and scents. Since the digital launch of Cunningham Vintage Soapworks, her business has expanded to all of North America.

by Abdullah Idrees November 05, 2021
Ancient Armour Inspired Jewellery Brand Enarmoured Pivots Online

Jordan Clarke owns Enarmoured, a handcraft jewellery brand based in Toronto. Inspired by ancient armour, she creates elegant and unique pieces of wearable art. With the help of ShopHERE, Jordan was able to execute her vision for an online store.

by Alexis Kelly November 03, 2021

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