About Us

 

The Made in Canada Store is a family run online shop offering exclusively Canadian-made art & craft, design and lifestyle goods. Our unique product selection is nature inspired, sustainable and one-of-a-kind. Our ongoing goal is to include offerings from each province and territory, and we continue to expand and curate our inventory to reflect the diversity of our beautiful landscape, and the artists who populate it from coast to coast.

The Made in Canada Store began as a mom-and-pop brick and mortar store in the historic town of Dundas, Ontario (the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas) before transitioning to an online-only platform. “MICS” is still owned and operated by the original founders, Alli Boddy and Andrew Dawson and is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Mi'kma'ki).

Alli is a Canadian artist and a graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design University. She is passionate about showcasing the work of other Canadian artists and craftspeople through The Made in Canada Store. Andrew is an award-winning Canadian songwriter and music producer.

When they aren't making art and music or busy packing your orders, Alli and Andrew can be found chasing waves along Canada’s coastline. These two Canadian surfers share an appreciation for nature and art, and are committed to promoting Canadian-made.

The Made in Canada Store is your go-to online shop for unique Canadian-made gifts and handmade goods that you can feel great about purchasing. By buying Canadian, you’re making a difference!

We acknowledge that we are operating in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi'kmaq, which spans the regions of present-day Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, parts of Quebec, New Brunswick and Maine. This territory is covered by the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship" which recognizes the Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title to the land and established ongoing laws between the British and First Nations. The "Treaties of Peace and Friendship" are still recognized by the Government of Canada today, and did not ever contain the surrender or transfer of land or resources. As such, these are unceded territories and are the past, present and future original homelands of the Mi'kmaq. As passionate supporters of arts and culture, we are learning more about how our business can be a positive influence on the path toward reconciliation. We understand that we must learn more about the rich history of Turtle Island (North America) and it's Indigenous communities to better understand our roles as residents, friends, neighbours and stewards of the land.

Thank you for supporting our Canadian small business, and for supporting artists and makers from across Canada!