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 mandate is to:

    • Foster an environment where professional non-fiction writers are respected for their skill and fairly compensated for their work
    • Provide a collective voice to promote the value of members’ work
    • Support and promote members at all stages of their careers
    • Advocate for freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Canada as a founding principle of PWAC

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