Application for Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools

With the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council, The Writers’ Union of Canada funds author visits to Ontario elementary and secondary schools. The Union subsidizes a portion of the author's reading fee and travel and accommodation costs.

Please ensure you have read the Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program information before applying. For more information, contact Office Administrator Valerie Laws at info@writersunion.ca or 416-703-8982 ext. 224.

Application for Spring Session

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring Session (school visits taking place between April 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021). The deadline to apply is January 27, 2020All applicants will be notified of application results within 3 weeks of the deadline.

The Union strongly encourages hosts to hold readings in barrier-free spaces and to consider any additional presenter or audience needs.

As part of the Union’s Equity Implementation Plan, the Union prioritizes readings by authors who are Black, Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQI2S, or living with a disability.

*The author publicly self-identifies using one of these terms or a related term from the LGBTQI2S lexicon. **The author publicly self-identifies as living with a disability.