We are thrilled to announce this year’s Freedom to Read Champion, Dorothy Macnaughton. “Traditionally, when people talk about freedom to read, they talk about censorship: book burning, book banning and access to information that’s being intentionally kept from the public. But Dorothy Macnaughton has spent the last 20 years leading a different freedom-to-read fight: improving the … Read more

Canadian authors respond to unprecedented legal attack from provincial Education Ministers and School Boards

February 23 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls on those provincial ministries and school boards engaged in legal action against The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) to immediately withdraw their suit and pay fair compensation for the hundreds of millions of pages of creative content copied in Canada’s schools. The Writers’ Union … Read more

The Writers’ Union of Canada Launches 25th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers

The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to launch its 25th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, which invites Canadian writers to submit a piece of fiction or nonfiction of up to 2,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format. A $2,500 prize will be awarded to … Read more

Magazine Grands Prix to Merge with the National Magazine Awards

Toronto (November 1, 2017) – The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) and Magazines Canada are proud to announce a commitment to an ongoing collaboration to recognize and celebrate Canadian creators, editorial teams and the titles that publish their work with the integration of 10 Magazine Grands Prix categories into the National Magazine Awards. Starting December … Read more