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Writers' Union of Canada

Record #: BAR1055
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2023
Last Full Update: 26 Apr 2023


Office Phone 416-703-8982
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Primary Contact Office Administrator; Phone: 416-703-8982 ext 224
Alternate Contact John Degen, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 416-703-8982 ext 221; Email:


Address & Map
460 Richmond St W, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1
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Intersection Spadina Ave and Richmond St W
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Description (Service)

The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is the national organization of professionally published writers

  • Union works with governments, publishers, booksellers, and readers to improve the conditions of Canadian writers
  • range of programs for members and the public includes:
    • Ghost Writing
    • Manuscript Evaluations
    • National Public Readings Program
    • National Public Readings Northern Program Professional Development: cross-country workshops, professional development webinars, and reports on issues relating to the business of writing
    • access to information on how and when to file a grievance for members

Awards and Competitions:

  • Danuta Gleed Literary Award
  • Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers: annual award of $2,500
  • Freedom to Read Award
  • Graeme Gibson Award

Visit the website for more information

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Visit website for eligibility requirements

Apply for membership online

Languages English
Fees Membership ; Program - various for programs, see website for details ; Service - Manuscript Evaluation Service

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