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.

Lise Leblanc Counselling and Consulting Provides Online Resources for Mental Health Recovery

Lise Leblanc is the owner of Lise Leblanc Counselling & Consulting, founded in 2018. Lise faced a long personal mental health journey and is now passionate about helping others with their own healing journeys.

by Alexis Kelly December 16, 2021
Culture Snap: Photographing Vibrant Cultural Expression

Henry VanderSpek is a photographer based out of Toronto, Ontario. He created Culture Snap out of a love for capturing unique cultural moments. With help from ShopHERE, he was able to create an online store to sell products featuring his photography.

by Alexis Kelly December 15, 2021
Time To Bring On The Dancing!

Andy’s Dance Party was created after owner, Andy Dewar spent time on different dance floors anywhere he could find music. He’s always the first one on the dance floor and the last one off.

by Michelle Foster December 14, 2021
Rompclomp Combines Fine Art and Furniture

Ashley J. MacDonald owns Rompclomp, a Hamilton-based furniture design studio focused on limited edition bold and playful furniture. With the help of ShopHERE, Ashley was able to bring Rompclomp’s unique furniture online.

by Alexis Kelly December 08, 2021
Automotive Enthusiast Expands His Love Online

Howard Cohen is an established automotive enthusiast. After spending the last sixty years building miniature cars and taking photographs for the past fifty years, Howard decided to take his love for cars to the next level and sell his work online.

by Michelle Foster December 06, 2021
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

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