We believe in the causes of those we work with and we aim to deliver the best quality of work that we can. We are humbled when we are recognized for our efforts. Here are a few examples:

Message against violence to be drafted: Using creativity to stop sexual abuse
The Public was featured in Yellowknifer’s October 23, 2015 issue on Nat and Sheila’s workshop series collaborating with fifteen women on using creative energy, art, and messaging about sexual abuse.

Public Space: Activist studio The Public is powered by its people
The Public was featured in the January/February 2015 issue of Designedge Canada magazine highlighting our community-based approach to design.

Winner! RGD So(cial) Good Award
The Public won a 2014 RGD So(cial) Good Award for our Elder Abuse Prevention participatory video project with the Council of Elders at Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto. The project was a judge’s pick, and was on display at Pearson Airport Terminal 1 in the Winter 2014–Spring 2015.

The Public on The Current
Sheila was a guest on The Current, speaking about design, social justice, and her work at The Public.

Canadian Dimension: The Art of Protest
The Public was featured in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Canadian Dimension. This 4-page interview with The Public staff includes an overview of our history, our process and the issues and campaigns we are passionate about. Get a copy at the Canadian Dimension website, or at your local independent bookstore!

The Design Activist’s Handbook
The Public was featured in this book for socially conscious design by Noah Scalin and Michelle Taute. Published by HOW Books, this handbook was created for designers who want to create social impact but don’t know where to start. Get your copy here.

Going Public: Local designer puts progress ahead of profits
The Public was featured in Xtra!, Canada’s gay and lesbian newspaper. The team talked about graphic design, social change and community-building.

Fight Like A Girl: Shameless creative director cares about The Public (Dandyhorse Magazine)
Sheila was featured in the summer 2012 issue of Dandyhorse magazine; a go-to guide for all things on two wheels. Sheila talks about her work at The Public and Shameless magazine, youth engagement, and the future of bike lanes in Toronto.

Clearing the Air (Xtra! Canada)
Our LGBT smoking cessation campaign was featured in Xtra!, Canada’s gay and lesbian newspaper.

Racism Free Ontario Profile
On December 10, 2011, The Council of Agencies Service South Asians began profiling 100 Canadian People of Colour activists and organizations as a part of their Racism Free Ontario campaign. Sheila was featured as one of one hundred people of colour anti-racist activists, for her work here at The Public and over at Shameless.

New campaign to target biphobia (Xtra! Canada)
Our “This is our community” campaign was featured in Xtra!, Canada’s gay and lesbian newspaper.

Winner! Best Action Campaign: Check it out guys!
Our pap test awareness campaign for trans men was winner of the 2010 Transguys community award for best action campaign.

Queer Women Need Paps Too (Xtra! Canada)
Our WSW pap test awareness campaign was featured in Xtra!, Canada’s gay and lesbian newspaper.