About PWAC

The Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) is an organization of non-fiction writers in Canada whose members work in a variety of fields. Their work can be found in print, online, and in many other media. We have different membership categories and criteria to meet the ever-changing work done by our members.

The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with representation from five regions in Canada: British Columbia, Prairies and the North, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic. 

Our chapters organize professional development and social events for members and many of these events are open to the public. PWAC has an Annual General Meeting in conjunction with a national conference that focuses on professional development with some social engagement. 

PWAC was founded in 1976 to protect and promote the rights of non-fiction writers in Canada and help freelancers have a strong network that circulates news, information and market data on the industry through our national newsletter, our discussion boards and and social media platforms. 

Our membership is continually growing, attracting independent writers, editors, and others working in the non-fiction writing and publishing industry.

Our goals are to:

  • Promote the value, rights and interests of professional non-fiction Canadian writers
  • Deliver outstanding resources and professional development to Canada’s freelance writers
  • Provide a critical bridge to connect writers with clients

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