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Carey Jernigan

While I enjoyed the predicable process of scientific research, art allowed a more fluid exploration of the emotional landscape underlying human impacts on the environment.


Tech Tools
Magnet Export Business Portal   Staples   Citizens of Craft

Magnet Export Busines Portal


A single platform matching business to the right export and business growth opportunities

Craft Ontario is proud to partner with the Magnet Export Business Portal to help businesses navigate and identify relevant business growth and funding programs, export expertise, events, trade missions and government resources on a single platform. Inclusive to the Magnet network, Magnet Export users can affiliate with the Magnet Business Growth Portal to receive content to start-up, and scale-up as your business grows toward exporting!

Magnet harnesses intelligent matching technology and a collaborative network to make it easier for businesses to match to opportunities that matter. The Magnet platform not only helps companies scale globally, it also supports entrepreneurs in their recruitment efforts, allowing companies to find job candidates with the right skills and qualifications!
Entrepreneurs will find it simple, quick and convenient to:

  • Receive customized updates and information on business growth and export-related services, government funding and grants, resources and more
  • Send targeted job postings to students and job seekers on a single platform
  • Access up to $7500 in wage subsidies for Student Work Placements under Magnet's (SWPP) Student Work Placement Program
  • Customize your dashboard and get information delivered directly into your email inbox through push notifications

Best of all, it’s free for entrepreneurs to create an account! It only takes two minutes to sign up – activate your account today:

Questions? Contact Elycia SFA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-925-4222 x 221

 Staples Business Discount

Craft Ontario has partnered with with Staples to offer you an exclusive 20% discount on all your Print & Marketing needs.

Getting started is easy. Bring this letter and your Craft Ontario membership card to your local Staples store and ask a Certified Print Pro to enrol you in the Business Discount Program. The 10-digit membership number assigned to you will be set up to receive your special Craft Ontario pricing in 2-3 business days.

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Get exclusive savings on a wide variety of Services including:

  • Custom graphic design
  • Full-colour printing
  • Black and white printing
  • Posters and banners
  • Finishing services


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Citizens of Craft

Citizens of Craft is a unique national online tool that allows your work to be accessed by clients, tourists and supporters internationally. As a cross-Canada locator, you can create a profile as a Craft Ontario member, and ensure that your work is promoted to a broad audience.

Citizens of Craft is a national project, delivered in participation with the provincial and territorial craft councils of Canada, and the Canadian Crafts Federation. The goals of this project are to clarify and deepen the public’s understanding of craft and make craft more accessible to a diverse public.

As a Craft ProfessionalStudentAffiliate or Business member of Craft Ontario, you can:
  • Showcase your craft both to the existing craft community and those who are discovering and purchasing craft
  • Be presented to site visitors through a wide array of robust searching options
  • Provide you the ability to post and promote personal or community craft events
  • And, most importantly, be part of a mass online exhibit of Canadian craft
 To create a profile, you will need:
  • Your Craft Ontario membership number
  • A high-quality image of yourself
  • Several high-quality images of your work
  • A list of stores that sell your work (if applicable)
  • Links to your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest)
  • Your website URL

Profile Webinar Create a Profile

Not a Craft Ontario member, but want to get involved?
  • Visit our Manifesto page, read and share our 10 Manifesto Points.
  • Declare yourself a Citizen of Craft. Purchase t-shirts and buttons, download phone and computer wallpapers, or download profile photos for Facebook and Twitter.
  • Use the hashtag #CitizensofCraft when sharing your craft photos on social media.
  • Share our Citizens of Craft video


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Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.