The Bata Shoe Museumís mission is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of mankind. It achieves this purpose by operating a public institution which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits material evidence related to the history of footwear and shoemaking for the purposes of study, education and enjoyment.

The Museum is the largest in the world devoted exclusively to shoes. It is visited by more than 110,000 people a year including 12,000 school children. It is a registered charity and a not-for-profit organization. The Museum offers an intriguing way to explore history, fashion, science and many aspects of material culture.

Supporters whether they are individuals, government organizations, corporations or foundations play an important role in helping the Museum achieve its mission and reach the broadest possible audience.

Click on the links below to find out how you can support the Bata Shoe Museum.

On behalf of everyone who visits the Museum and participates in its programs and activities, we sincerely thank all of our supporters.

Interested in a comprehensive overview of 2013 at the Bata Shoe Museum? Click here for our 2013 Annual Report.

Why support the Bata Shoe Museum? Click here for our Case for Support.

Would you like to make a donation to the Bata Shoe Museum to help us to continue to provide a unique cultural experience? Thank you for your support. Your donation, however large or small will make a difference.

For more information on how you can become involved, contact our Membership Department at [email protected] or 416-979-7799 x239