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Welcome to PWAC!

Welcome, or welcome back, to the website for the Professional Writers Association of Canada.

If you’re visiting for the first time, please stay a while and browse. You’ll note that there are some areas that are restricted to Members Only. These include our Professional Forums, our Job Bank, and the archive of our monthly e-magazine, The PWAC Poke.

If you’re coming back, then you may have noticed some changes. Please do check in regularly, as there will be more changes coming.

PWAC members work in all areas of non-fiction, and many are not limited to the printed word – they work online and in visual and broadcast media. You’ll find more about our members in the Find A Writer section.  That’s the database of our members, so you can find the right writer for the right writing project.

PWAC celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016, and we’re just hitting our stride. We advocate for, and promote the rights of, professional non-fiction writers in Canada. Our members are our strength as they unstintingly share their expertise on everything from finding the right market for work to getting paid for that work—and getting paid well.

Members, make sure your Profile is up to date! If you haven’t joined us yet, please check out the information on how to Join Us. Joining PWAC is an investment in your non-fiction writing career that will pay great dividends.  We're also well into planning for our 2018 Conference, being hosted with the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch - follow the latest developments on our Conference page; we hope to see you there!

Welcome to PWAC—The best place for non-fiction writers to be.


Christine Peets, President

PWAC Conference 2018 Registration Open

The Professional Writers Association of Canada is pleased to announce its 2018 Conference, being held in partnership with the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch.  Please click here for more information!  To register, please click here.

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What is PWAC? 

We serve Canadian non-fiction freelance writers across the country. As a not-for-profit, we reflect your broader professional interests and advocate for Canadian writers to receive fair pay, contracts and treatment. 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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