Whether you belong to a locally focused, provincial, national or international writing association, membership has its privileges.

Writing organizations provide opportunities that you might not ordinarily hear about and to which you might not otherwise be invited. Some organizations host writing workshops or annual conferences. These are a great way to meet and talk to agents, publishers and of course other writers.

Getting involved in the structure of the organization, by taking on an organizational role, is a great way to contribute to the writing community and make new friends.

Membership fees vary widely.

 

Access Copyright (Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency)

320 - 56 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 2S3
(416) 868-1620
info@accesscopyright.ca
accesscopyright.ca

Alberta Playwrights’ Network

331 41 Ave NE #208
Calgary, AB T2E 2N3
(403) 269-8564
Trevor Rueger, Executive Director
trevor@albertaplaywrights.com
www.albertaplaywrights.com

Alberta Romance Writers’ Association

2612 14a St SW,
Calgary, AB T2T 3X7
membership@albertaromancewriters.com
albertaromancewriters.com

Association of Canadian Publishers

174 Spadina Ave, Suite 306
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
(416) 487-6116
admin@canbook.org
publishers.ca

Association of Canadian University Presses

10 St Mary Street Suite 700
Toronto, ON M4Y 2W8
416-978-2239 ext 237
Fax: (416) 978-4738
clarose@utpress.utoronto.ca
www.acup.ca

Burnaby Writers’ Society

Burnaby, BC
info@bws.bc.ca
burnabywritersnews.blogspot.ca

The Canadian Conference of the Arts

130 Slater St,
Ottawa, ON K1P 6E2
(613) 238-3561
info@ccarts.ca
ccarts.ca

The Canadian Association of Journalists

P.O. Box 117, Station F
Toronto, ON M4Y 2L4
Nick Taylor-Vaisey – National director
(647) 968-2393
www.caj.ca

Canadian Authors Association

6 West Street N, Suite 203
Orillia, Ontario L3V 5B8
(705) 325-3926
admin@canadianauthors.org
canadianauthors.org/national

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

40 Orchard View Blvd, Suite 217
Toronto, ON M4R 1B9
(416) 975-0010
info@bookcentre.ca
www.bookcentre.ca

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

50 Rue Victoria C-229
Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9
1 (866) 997-1936
cipo.contact@ic.gc.ca
cipo.gc.ca

Canadian Library Association

1150 Morrison Drive, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2H 8S9
(613) 232-9625
Fax: (613) 563-9895
info@cla.ca
www.cla.ca

Canadian Science Writers’ Association

P.O. Box 75, Station A
Toronto, ON M5W 1A2
Jennifer Gagné
Interim Executive Director
1-800-796-8595
office@sciencewriters.ca
sciencewriters.ca

Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP)

720 Bathurst St., Suite 503,
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
(416) 515-1559
office@canscaip.org
www.canscaip.org

The Canadian Writers’ Foundation

PO Box 13281, Kanata Station
Ottawa, ON K2K 1X4
Suzanne Williams
Executive Secretary
(613) 256-6937
info@canadianwritersfoundation.org
www.canadianwritersfoundation.org

Crime Writers of Canada

info@crimewriterscanada.com
www.crimewriterscanada.com

Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC)

27 Carlton Street #505
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1L2
(416) 975-1379
Toll Free: 1 (866) 226-3348 (CAN-EDIT)
Fax: (416) 975-1637
info@editors.ca
www.editors.ca

Federation of BC Writers

PO Box 3753 Vancouver Stn Main
Vancouver, BC V6B 3Z1
(604) 683-2057
communications@bcwriters.ca
bcwriters.ca

The League of Canadian Poets

192 Spadina Ave,
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
(416) 504-1657
admin@poets.ca
poets.ca

Literary Press Group of Canada

425 Adelaide Street West Suite 700
Toronto, ON M5V 3C1
(416) 483-1321
Christen Thomas, Executive Director
christen@lpg.ca
www.lpg.ca

Literary Translators’ Association of Canada

Concordia University LB–601
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8
514-848-2424, ext. 8702
info@attlc-ltac.org
attlc-ltac.org

Magazines Canada

425 Adelaide Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M5V 3C1
416-504-0274 ext. 221
info@magazinescanada.ca
magazinescanada.ca

Manitoba Writers’ Guild

218-100 Arthur St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
204-944-8013
Melanie Matheson, Executive Director
info@mbwriter.mb.ca
www.mbwriter.mb.ca

Outdoor Writers of Canada

P.O. Box 934
Cochrane, AB T4C 1B1
T.J. Schwanky, Executive Director
(403) 932-3585
outdoorwritersofcanada@shaw.ca
outdoorwritersofcanada.com

PEI Writers Guild

81 Prince St
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3
peiwritersguild@gmail.com
www.peiwritersguild.com

PEN Canada

425 Adelaide Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M5V 3C1
(416) 703-8448
queries@pencanada.ca
Grace Westcott, Executive Director
gwestcott@pencanada.ca
pencanada.ca

Playwrights Guild of Canada

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 350
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
(416) 703-0201
info@playwrightsguild.ca
Robin Sokoloski, Executive Director
robin@playwrightsguild.ca
playwrightsguild.ca

Playwrights Theatre Centre

202, 739 Gore Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6A 2Z9
604-685-6228
plays@playwrightstheatre.com
Heidi Taylor, Artistic & Executive Director
heidi@playwrightstheatre.com
playwrightstheatre.com

Praxis Centre for Screenwriters

Suite 3365, 149 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
(604) 418-5251
praxis.film.centre@gmail.com
www.praxisfilm.com

Professional Writers Association of Canada

215 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
(416) 504-1645
info@pwac.ca
www.pwac.ca

Public Lending Right Commission

150 Elgin Street | PO Box 1047
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V8
(613) 566-4378
plr@canadacouncil.ca
plr-dpp.ca

Quebec Writers’ Federation

1200 Avenue Atwater
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4
Lori Schubert, Executive Director
(514) 933-0878
admin@qwf.org
www.qwf.org

Saskatchewan Writers Guild

1150 8 Ave.
Regina, SK S4R 1C9
(306) 757-6310
info@skwriter.com
Judith Silverthorne, Executive Director
edswg@skwriter.com
www.skwriter.com

Scarborough Arts Council

1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3
(416) 698-7322
info@scarborougharts.com
scarborougharts.com

SF Canada

c/o Judy McCrosky
516 9th Street E
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0B1
sfcanadawriters@gmail.com
sfcanada.org

Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada

192 Spadina Ave. Suite 201
Toronto, ON, M5T 2C2
admin@storytellers-conteurs.ca
storytellers-conteurs.ca

Toronto Arts Council

26 Grand Trunk Crescent, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5J 3A9
Michelle Parson, Office Manager
(416) 392-6800 ext. 200
michelle@torontoartscouncil.org
www.torontoartscouncil.org

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable

Contact Form
vclr.ca

The Word Guild

245 King George Rd. Suite 226
Brantford, ON N3R 7N7
1 (800) 969-9010 ext 1
info@thewordguild.com
thewordguild.com

Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador

223 Duckworth St.
St. John's, NL A1C 6N1
(709) 739-5215
Carmella Gray-Cosgrove, Acting Executive Director
wanl@nf.aibn.com
wanl.ca

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region

P.O. Box 14558
75 Bayly Street West
Ajax, ON L1S 7K7
(905) 686-0211
info@wcdr.org
wcdr.ca

Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick

527 Dundonald St. Suite 151
Fredericton, NB E3B 1X5
(506) 224-0364
info@wfnb.ca
wfnb.ca

Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia

1113 Marginal Rd.
Halifax, NS B3J 3K8
(902) 423-8116
Robin Spittal, Communications & Development Officer
programs@writers.ns.ca
writers.ns.ca

Writers Guild of Alberta

11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6
(780) 422-8174
1 (800) 665-5354
mail@writersguild.ab.ca
www.writersguild.ab.ca

Writers Guild of Canada

366 Adelaide Street W. Suite 401
Toronto, ON M5V 1R9
(416) 979-7907
info@wgc.ca
Maureen Parker, Executive Director
parker@wgc.ca
www.wgc.ca

The Writers’ Trust of Canada

460 Richmond St W. Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1
(416) 504-8222
info@writerstrust.com
writerstrust.com

The Writers’ Union of Canada

460 Richmond St. W. Suite 600
Toronto ON M5V 1Y1
Valerie Laws, Office Administrator
(416) 703-8982 ext 224
info@writersunion.ca
writersunion.ca

Young Alberta Book Society

11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6
780-422-8232
info@yabs.ab.ca
www.yabs.ab.ca