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.
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.
Celebrating the unique aspects of each individual's lifestyle and daily activities. Waterloo-based Routine Sundays hopes to provide locally sourced and ethical clothing to the public.
Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC) is known as one of the hidden gems in Ottawa, Ontario. OTLBC launched the online store in 2021 with the help of ShopHERE, taking inspiration from the club and applying it to their online apparel store.
Susan Bishop is the owner of Pneumacity Inc based out of Thunder Bay. Pneumacity Inc is the parent to LAAT Living, an eCommerce website started with the help of ShopHERE, which sells sustainable clothing, decor, and home accessories.
Laila Ghattas is a Toronto-based designer creating clothing for mature women to transform their self-image and nurture confidence in comfort. With the help of ShopHERE, Laila was able to pivot from event-driven sales to increase her eCommerce.
Emma Rose Bennett’s salon was closed for four months due to COVID-19. Creating hair accessories was her creative outlet and she decided to open her Toronto-based online store, Rose & Rain Accessories, with the assistance of the ShopHERE program.
Two Sparrows Diaper Co. was founded by Tara Tourloukis when she began searching for the best cloth diaper for her children. Noticing a gap in the market Tara took the opportunity to launch her very own one of a kind cloth diaper business.
VeroDee Flair specializes in high-quality, handcrafted items manufactured in Canada. Owner Deann is excited to donate a portion of her sales to Plan International, and is using her new online store to share her message country-wide.
Not only does owner April have a passion for fashion, as a woman and mother herself has always tried to support other women. She wanted to support them as much as she could and decided to combine that with her passion of clothing to start a business.