Inspirations Studio

YWCA Toronto’s Inspirations Studio is a unique, low-barrier ceramics program for women and gender diverse people. The Studio provides arts education for women who have experienced the impacts of poverty, homelessness and housing instability. Through creative and skill-building work, community members heal, gain self-confidence and stability while developing as artists and gaining a supplement source of income.

Inspirations Studio at YWCA Toronto Press Release - July 7, 2022

Inspirations Studio has a long history in our city. Learn more about Inspirations Studios’ legacy and what they do.

Donate in support of this new program at YWCA Toronto. Your generous support will ensure another 28 years of service.

For information regarding Inspirations Studio’s corporate team-building opportunities, please contact Katie Edwards, Corporate & Community Partnerships Officer, at

Women and gender diverse people who:

  • have experienced the impacts of poverty, mental health, and/or homelessness
  • are on Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • are interested in the arts

This program offers:

  • an eight-week pottery course, after which women and gender diverse people can apply to become members
  • a place where women and gender diverse people can make pottery in a safe, supportive and transformative environment
  • an opportunity to learn pottery as a healing creative outlet while building skills to earn supplemental income     

We currently have a waitlist for Inspirations Studio membership into 2024-2025. If you qualify for our program and are interested in joining, please email us at or call us at 416.367.2728. Please provide some information about yourself and why you would like to become a member at Inspirations.

Our storefront and studio are located at 389 Church Street, Toronto, ON.

Contact us at or call us at 416.367.2728.

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