Organizations and associations for writers in Canada.

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Alberta Playwrights Network
APN is a non-profit, provincial arts service organization and registered charity dedicated to fostering playwriting in Alberta.
Alexandra Writers' Centre Society
Events, membership details, newsletter, and subscription information. Based in Calgary, Alberta.
Asian Canadian Journalists Association
Formed in 2010. Located in Vancouver, BC.
Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop
A not for profit organization governed by a volunteer board and executive team.
Association Italian Canadian Writers
To publicize the work of Italian Canadian authors, and provide a forum for the discussion of issues pertinent and relevant to the membership. Bi-annual conference.
Association of Canadian Publishers
The voice of Canadian book publishing, representing 145 Canadian-owned book publishers and who publish literary, general-trade and scholarly titles.
Association Of Italian Canadian Writers
A community of writers, critics, academics, and other artists who promote Italian Canadian literature and culture.
Brampton Writers Guild
Meetings will be held monthly from September to June for helpful critique, hints and blank page ideas. Located in the Brampton Library.
The British Columbia Folklore Society
A non-profit society established in November 1994 for the express purpose of bringing together and preserving the traditions of the province.
Burnaby Writers' Society News
Writing group in Burnaby, BC.
CAA Vancouver
Vancouver branch of the Canadian Authors Association.
Canada Council for the Arts
The Council offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, interdisciplinary work and performance art, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts and writing and publishing.
Canadian Authors Association
Founded in 1921, the CAA has played a key role in the support and development of the Canadian writing community.
Canadian Authors Association - Alberta Branch
Presenting workshops and meetings for and with writers, to help them develop their craft. Includes events, newsletter and members' pages.
Canadian Authors Association: Niagara Branch
Contests (poetry and short stories), news and events. Writer in residence.
Canadian Authors Association: Toronto Branch
Unless otherwise noted in the meeting schedule, our monthly meetings are held on every third Thursday from September to June.
Canadian Authors: National Capital Region
Meeting schedule, contests and events for writer members in the Ottawa, Ontario area.
Canadian eAuthors
To feature, showcase, and promote Canadian writers who have been published electronically. Web community.
Canadian Farm Writers' Federation
CFWF serves the common interests of agricultural journalists, including reporters, editors and broadcasters as well as those in business and government whose primary responsibility is agricultural communications.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
The CJFE is supported by Canadian journalists and advocates of free expression. The purpose of the organization is to defend the rights of journalists and contribute to the development of media freedom throughout the world.
Canadian Non-Fiction Writers Collective
An Alberta-based, national organization to promote excellence in non-fiction writing through education, professional development and public information.
Canadian Science Writers' Association
A national alliance of professional science communicators, in all media.
Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers
A national, professional group for people in the field of children's culture. Supports and promotes children's literature through newsletters, workshops, meetings and other information programs.
Canadian Writer's Journal
National magazine for independent writers in Canada. Includes an email list.
Canadian Writers' Summit
A conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations, which takes place at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
Crime Writers of Canada
National association for professional practitioners of the crime writing genre. Includes newsletter, information on authors, awards, and links.
East End Writers
Meets monthly in the east end of Toronto, Ontario. Group presents critique meetings, guest speakers, workshops, e-mail and hard-copy critiques.
Editors' Association of Canada
Promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communications in the corporate, technical, government, non-profit, and publishing sectors.
Federation of British Columbia Writers
Non-profit organization of professional and emerging writers, writing in all genres from every region of the province. News and membership information.
Haliburton Highlands Writers' and Editors' Network
Encourages and promotes the art and skill of writing, fostering literacy, and providing support to writers and editors in Haliburton County through education and networking. Ontario.
Canadian organization of Christians who write, encouraging excellence, hosts conferences and workshops, publishes newsletter, list serve for members, teaching tools, and local groups.
International Festival of Authors
Weekly readings of fiction and poetry at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Includes membership information, list of events and authors, and contact details.
Literary Thunder Bay - Thunder Bay Writers Guild
Social group and resources for writers in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Literary Translators' Association of Canada
Information on the history of association, members directory, award for translation, and upcoming events. Model contract included. Site in English and French.
Manitoba Association of Playwrights
A growing association which provides support for playwrights in Manitoba through the operation of programs for emerging and established playwrights.
Manitoba Editors' Association
Promotes high editing standards, creates professional development opportunities, and facilitates the exchange of information.
Manitoba Writers' Guild
The primary aim of the Guild is to promote the in all its forms in Manitoba.
Markham Village Writers
Resources and information for creative writers. Markham, Ontario.
Mississauga Writers Group
Social group for aspiring and established writers. Mississauga, Ontario.
Mystery Writers Ink
Non-profit organization that educates and informs writers about writing techniques, publishing and marketing, and provides networking opportunities for writers. Alberta, Canada.
Newfoundland Writers' Guild
A monthly workshop and members and outside speakers present talks of interest to other writers.
Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop
Encouraging developing writers and providing opportunities for established writers through education, networking and promotion. Based in Thunder Bay, ON.
Ontario Writers' Conference
Event dedicated to the celebration of writing by inspiring, educating and connecting writers of all levels.
Ottawa Independent Writers
Promotes all genres of writing as well as local area writers. Focuses on the business of writing, and promotes its aims through monthly meetings, occasional seminars, newsletters, and its web page.
Outdoor Writers of Canada
To stimulate interest in and an appreciation of the outdoors. To stimulate high standards of craftsmanship among those concerned with the portrayal of outdoor life.
PEI Writers’ Guild
A registered not-for-profit organization represent the interests of writers to agencies and government departments, and work on behalf of those interests. Features blog posts and a members listing.
PEN Canada
An association of writers and supporters formed in 1926 to defend freedom of expression and raise awareness of that right. Assists writers around the world persecuted or exiled for the expression of their thoughts.
Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre
Membership includes established playwrights, dramaturges, translators, academics, regional Artistic Directors, theatre companies, students, lovers of theatre and theatre writing.
Playwrights Theatre Centre
A Vancouver based new play development centre dedicated to the encouragement and expression of the Canadian voice on the stage.
Playwrights Union of Canada
Located in Toronto, Ontario.
Playwrights' Workshop Montreal
Professional theatre centre dedicated to developing contemporary work and new writers for the Canadian stage.
Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island
Represents editors in and near Victoria, BC, Canada. Resource for buyers of contract editing and other communications services.
Professional Writers Association of Canada
National association of professional freelance writers, providing services and benefits to members, and an online free "find a writer" service to businesses that require specialized writers and journalists.
Professional Writers Association of Canada (Toronto Chapter)
Workshops, notes from seminars, e-newsletter, and calendar of events.
Proof Positive
An organization that publishes the Canadian Freelance News. Information about the marketplace, and contests.
PWAC Toronto Chapter
Toronto writing workshops, seminars and events for freelance writers, writers and journalists.
Quebec Writers' Federation
History, events, awards, and information on publications, submissions, and programs.
Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre
The SPC is a playwright-driven organization that strives to foster the development of Saskatchewan plays and playwrights.
Saskatchewan Writers Guild
Working to improve the status of writers
Shuswap Association of Writers
Based in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, on the shores of Shuswap Lake. Events throughout the year to inspire and support writers and readers in the BC interior.
Storytellers of Canada
Nationwide organization provides list of members by province, annual conference, event listings, and membership information.
Stroll of Poets Society
Edmonton, Alberta and area poets community. Promotes the oral expression of poetry and tries to bring poetry to a wider audience.
Surrey Muse
Writers, performers and artists who create supportive platforms for Surrey’s culturally diverse communities. Surrey, BC.
Toronto Writer's Centre
A creative hub, offers emerging and established writers a quiet and professional environment in which to work. Inspired by the success of similar writers' centres based in New York City, TWC is the first of its kind in Canada.
Vancouver Writers' Social Group
Social meetings for beginner or professional writers in Vancouver, BC.
The Word Guild
An association of Christian Canadian writers and editors. Site offers classes, workshops, critique service and membership information.
Wordwrights Canada
Contributing to the Canadian literary community by offering links and resources for student and professional writers.
Writers and Editors Network
A writing and editing club serving Toronto, Mississauga and the GTA, Ontario.
Writers Guild of Canada
Represents freelance writers working in film, television, radio and new media production in Canada.
Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Alliance works to protect the rights of authors, recognize excellence in writing, and support literacy programs for adults. WANL offers specialized workshops for writers and hosts public readings for the community.
The Writers' Circle of Durham Region
Dedicated to raising the profile of writers of all kinds, at all levels, and to offering a forum through which they can find support, education and networking opportunities.
Writers' Community of Durham Region
Social group for writers with meetings in Whitby, Ontario.
Writers' Community of Simcoe County
Social group for writers with events, workshops and contents. Based in Orillia, Ontario.
Writers' Community of York Region
Events and meetings in Newmarket, Ontario.
Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia
Established in 1975 to foster creative writing and the profession of writing in the province of Nova Scotia. Features information and resources for writers, contest details, and directory of Nova Scotian writers.
Writers' Guild of Alberta
A provincial arts service organization that represents both professional and emerging writers in Alberta.
The Writers' Trust of Canada
Celebrating the talent and achievements of novelists and poets, biographers and other non-fiction writers through programs and awards. At the same time, making an important investment in nationhood, in the development of a cultural legacy.
The Writers' Union of Canada
A national organization of professional writers that works to advance conditions for all writers and to foster writing in Canada.
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