As a national organization with a staff of five, the Writers’ Trust relies on Sumac to manage diverse contact groups and maintain quality communication with its donors. The database streamlines daily tasks while establishing institutional memory that will ensure future stability and growth,” – Executive Director, Don Oravec.
Supporting and Rewarding Canadian Writers
The Writers’ Trust of Canada was founded in 1976 by Margaret Atwood, the late Pierre Berton, Graeme Gibson, the late Margaret Laurence, and David Young.
A unique charitable organization, the Writers’ Trust provides a level of financial support to writers unmatched by any other non-governmental organization in the country. Through its various initiatives, the Writers’ Trust celebrates and rewards the talents and achievements of Canada’s novelists, short story writers, poets, and biographers.
The Writers’ Trust does not receive government support for its annual funding needs. Operational funding is raised through corporate sponsorships and donations, and through gifts from foundations and individuals. In addition, the Board of Directors and other friends of the Writers’ Trust are generous with their financial support.
The Writers’ Trust believes that Canadian writers must be supported and rewarded. The organization promotes Canadian literature and assists writers across the country through literary awards, financial grants, workshop programs, creative writing scholarships, and a writers’ residence in Dawson City, Yukon.
For more information on our programs and initiatives, or to learn how you can support the Writers’ Trust, please visit our website.