Craft Smarts


Craft Ontario Members have access to exclusive professional development resources designed to help provide necessary skills and tools required to achieve a sustainable career in craft. 


Craft Export Readiness Project 

Take your work to the international level with our tools and courses!

You get inspiration, strategy, keyword awareness, and the ability to act on must-do steps for going international. Check out these resources:

  • Craft Export Readiness Database and Forum
  • Mentor videos
  • E-learning courses and webinars (coming soon)

These resources collectively make up the Craft Export Readiness project, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Ask about our Craft Ontario Trained Exporter designation and logo-- another way to brand Canadian makers as export ready. 


e-Learning Courses from WorkinCulture

As a Craft Ontario member, you have access to 50% off on WorkinCulture’s eLearning Program courses. WorkinCulture’s eLearning Program answers identified skills needs across Ontario’s creative community. Craft professionals/makers, as well as craft organizations can benefit from these materials. 


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.