Writers' Trust of Canada

Record #: BAR0857
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 31 Mar 2024


Description (Service)

Charitable organization that supports and celebrates Canadian writers and writing through a portfolio of programs including 12 literary awards, financial grants, career development initiatives for emerging writers, and a writers’ retreat.

Works with writers at all stages of their careers providing services and opportunities to writers

  • prizes awarded include
    • Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
    • Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
    • Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers
    • Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
    • Latner Griffin Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize
    • Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life
    • RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
    • Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
    • Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People
    • Weston International Award
    • Writers’ Trust Engel Findley Award
    • Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize

Service Details


Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm

Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Check website for eligibility criteria for each award

Check website for deadlines and requirements for each award

Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
460 Richmond St W, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1
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Intersection Spadina Ave and Richmond St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-504-8222
Toll Free Phone 1-877-906-6548
Fax 416-504-9090
E-Mail info@writerstrust.com
Website www.writerstrust.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/writerstrust
Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerstrust