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MEMBER BENEFITS

Writing can be a solitary pursuit, but that doesn't mean you have to be alone. Tap into a supportive network of fellow wordsmiths from across Canada by joining the Professional Writers Association of Canada.


PWAC Toronto Chapter is proud to serve more than 200 professional writers throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
We support your writing habit!


As a member of PWAC, you’ll enjoy the following services, resources and benefits:


Industry Standards
Awards Recognition
Lobbying on behalf of Members
Professional Development
Social Networking
Job Postings
Special Events
Annual National Conference
Industry Focus Groups
Author Promotions
Chapter Meetings
Publishing Partnerships
Member Discounts
Writing Standards
Business Resources
Sources Directory
PWAC Merchandise
Regional Development
Press Identification
Business Marketing
Writer Surveys
Editing Guide
Mentorship Program
Student Ambassadors
News Bulletins
Contract Standards
Writer Publicity
Speaker Promotion
Discussion Forums
Access to Career Information
Business Opportunities
Workshops & Seminars
Member Newsletter
Volunteer Opportunities
Mediation Services
Access Copyright
Website Resources

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES
PWAC serves a national membership base with three separate member categories:
Professional Members                 Associate Members             Student Members

PWAC members are professional writers with a variety of talents and expertise!

Freelance Writers
Journalists
Authors
News Reporters
Public Relations Specialists
Media & Corporate Communications Professionals
Script Writers
Screen Play Writers
Creative Copywriters
Business Professionals & Managers
Teachers
Students
Technical Writers
Editors
Book, Magazine & Periodical Writers
Content Specialists
New Media Experts
Bloggers
Speakers & Trainers
Advertising Copywriters
Novelists
Poets
Non-Fiction Writers
Publishers
Marketing Content Developers
Administrators
Translators
Fiction Writers


JOIN PWAC TODAY!
Call 416.504.1645 or e-mail [email protected]
Want to hire a writer? Visit www.WRITERS.ca

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Professional members make up more than 80% of our national member base and can access full PWAC membership benefits and many free additional programs and services. Professional members are voting delegates at PWAC's Annual General Meeting and are eligible to become elected members of PWAC Toronto Chapter's Executive Board and PWAC's National Board of Directors. Professional members must qualify by providing proof of published content or works written for pay within the past two years.

ANY of the following are acceptable submissions for proof of eligibility:

Magazine or newspaper articles (print or online)
Major writing projects (e.g. annual reports, government reports, newsletters, speeches, documentaries and scripts for radio, TV, film or live performance radio broadcasts, telecasts, press kits, brochures, information kits)
One or more years of full-time or equivalent part-time work experience in magazine or newspaper writing
Published one or more books of non-fiction writing

JOIN NOW!

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Associate members can access all PWAC member benefits, programs and services, however, are ineligible for an elected position with PWAC Toronto Chapter's Executive Board or PWAC's National Board of Directors. Associate Members must have published at least ONE non-fiction article of at least 300 words within the past year .

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STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
Student members have access to most PWAC member benefits and services, however, do not qualify for a listing on www.WRITERS.ca.

Student members must be registered as full-time students at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada .

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PWAC TORONTO CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP DUES
Professional members – $265
Associate members – $265
Student members – $50

PAYMENT OPTIONS
ANNUAL DUES

Cheque or money order for the first day of the month following application. VISA or PAYPAL at www.pwac.ca.

PAYMENT PLAN
PAYMENT OPTIONS by VISA, MasterCard, or post-dated cheques:
One Annual Payment
Four Quarterly Payments
Twelve Monthly Payments
Note: Dues are tax deductible and are not refundable once your application is accepted.

JOIN PWAC TODAY!

Call 416.504.1645 or e-mail [email protected]
Want to hire a writer? Visit www.WRITERS.ca.

INQUIRE ABOUT MEMBERSHIP
For membership information with PWAC Toronto Chapter, contact Sue Bowness, VP Membership, at [email protected].
To JOIN PWAC, e-mail: [email protected] or call 416.504.1645 for more information.

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
FAX/MAIL APPLICATION FORM


VOLUNTEER
Now that you've joined...Join in!

Make your membership matter and join our Toronto Chapter Executive Board, or volunteer for one of our many active committees.
Contact Kelli Korducki, VP Volunteers, at [email protected].