Catherine Toews

I am an educator, artist, graphic designer, and writer based in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, Canada where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of Manitoba. I now call St. Catharines, ON home but I have also lived in Erie, PA, Victoria, BC, and Kingston, ON. I’ve been fortunate to spend over 18 years working and volunteering in nonprofit organizations in multifaceted leadership roles including Program Director at LEAF - Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park and Museum Manager & Program Director at the Museum of Health Care. I have served as a Board of Directors member at Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA), the Vancouver Island School of Art, and the Erie Branch of the American Association of University Women; and as Vice President of the Board of Directors at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre. These experiences have provided me with a diverse and far-reaching skill set that adapts seamlessly to a variety of settings and subject areas. I also emerged with a thorough understanding of the unique needs of small organizations.

For more information about my projects, to get in touch regarding employment or collaboration opportunities, or to say hello, please email me.

As an educator I have delivered nature-inspired art, science, movement, storytime, and yoga programs for thousands of children and families of all ages and abilities. My teaching style encourages discovery and exploration, allowing plenty of space for experimentation and play. I love observing and sharing the outdoors with the participants in my classes and using nature as inspiration for hands-on creative projects. I am a certified children’s and teen’s yoga instructor and love to share my yoga practice with youth through story, movement, and art. I am also certified to share trauma-informed yoga & mindful practices with children and teens through Yoga Ed, an evidence-based yoga curriculum which meets National P.E. and Health Standards.

Graphic Design

Print and web design, e-commerce solutions, Wordpress implementation, digital photography and social media management. Specializing in authentic and affordable design solutions for nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Let’s work together!