Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) is a nationwide non-profit organization. with over 600 members, which works to improve rates and working conditions for writers in Canada’s magazine and newspaper industries. It is a supportive group of high-quality writers with broad skills and interests.
PWAC serves Canadian non-fiction freelance writers across the country. As a not-for-profit, PWAC reflects your broader professional interests and advocates for Canadian writers to receive fair pay, contracts and treatment. The 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
Members must meet established criteria. Your first step, if interested in joining, is to visit Professional Writers Association of Canada website and determine if your experience meets the requirements. Once your application is approved, if you are in the geographical area of south-east New Brunswick, you will become part of our Moncton chapter.
Visit the PWAC website for information on:
- How to Join
- Freelance Writer FAQs
- What to Pay a Writer
- How to Find a Writer (PWAC’s national database)
- The Basics of Copyright
PWAC has chapters in all Atlantic Provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland/Labrador. The New Brunswick chapters are: