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"...I am personally drawn to the chunky and Bohemian styles but I have purchased more conservative and classy items from different artists to give to family. You would be hard pressed not to find something you want from the items that have been created by such an inspired and inspiring group of women..."
“The MicroEnterprise is my ‘go to’ any time I need a special gift for someone or a jewellery piece to boost my wardrobe. I love knowing that my purchases are not only one of a kind but they are created with heart by an artisan who is building a life for herself.”
My word to describe Patricia? AUTHENTIC! She has continually demonstrated a rich empathy for those of us experiencing PTSD and other mental health challenges. Her peer support background is consistently on offer and has stabilized our journey together as a collective.
My mission is to help women and persons that identify as female with lived experience learn and create beautiful, unique jewellery and accessories from post-consumer items and found objects. To show them how to become independent by teaching them entrepreneurial skills thus improving their mental health and sense of accomplishment.
The Micro Enterprise, a part of My Sisters' Place has been the ultimate stepping stone for my success. I started at ME in 2014 and when Lynn Blumas , M.E. Program Coordinator asked me to design a website for the Micro Enterprise women I jumped at the chance.
Lynn Blumas, my pronouns; (She, Her, Hers.) Micro Enterprise Coordinator
The Micro Enterprise Program of My Sisters Place, London Ont. is excited to announce our partnership with Prance Design.
The Micro Enterprise (ME) of My Sisters Place (MSP) is a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) London Middlesex. It is a mission based social enterprise aimed to develop skills that lead to greater participation in business, employment and community. ME’s mission is to encourage each artisan participating in the program to reach her personal goals and realize their potential. When a creation sells, 80% of sale price goes to the artist and 20% remains in the collective to fund the purchase of tools and findings.
Since its inception 14 years ago, the collective has grown and seen women move to full time jobs, start their own businesses, further their education and achieve their personal goals. Patricia Prance joined ME as an artisan – a woman with lived experience bringing her energy and creativity, designing beautiful, one of a kind items and became a mentor to other artisans in the program, conducting workshops and helping other women with branding and marketing their own small businesses.
One of Patricia’s personal goals was to formalize her role as mentor and move Prance Design online, providing a space to showcase and sell jewelry for the MicroEnterprise and to make space for upcoming artists.
We are so proud of Patricia, her leadership, creativity and mentorship. She has inspired the ME team and many other hopeful artists looking for a community to share and create with.
Learn more about Micro Enterprise and My Sisters' Place...