National Council & Staff

National Council

George Fetherling, Chair
Marjorie Doyle, First Vice-Chair
Ava Homa, Second Vice-Chair
Julia Lin, Treasurer
Carol Shaben, British Columbia/Yukon Representative
Gail Sidonie Sobat, Alberta/Northwest Territories/Nunavut Representative
Lauren Carter, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Representative
Jeffrey Round, Ontario Representative
Shelagh Plunkett, Quebec Representative
Chuck Bowie, Atlantic Representative
Sapha Burnell, Advocate
Waubgeshig Rice, Advocate
Mary W. Walters, Advocate

Staff

John Degen, Executive Director
jdegen@writersunion.ca
416-703-8982 
ext. 221

Siobhan O’Connor, Associate Director
soconnor@writersunion.ca
416-703-8982 
ext. 222

Gaeby Abrahams, Fund Development & Projects Manager
gabrahams@writersunion.ca
416-703-8982 ext. 223

Valerie Laws, Office Administrator
info@writersunion.ca
416-703-8982 
ext. 224

Nancy MacLeod, Membership & Donor Campaign Coordinator
nmacleod@writersunion.ca
416-703-8982 ext. 226

Hal Niedzviecki, Editor of Write, the magazine of The Writers’ Union of Canada
write@writersunion.ca

Gaeby Abrahams, Write advertising inquiries
ads@writersunion.ca