Take the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!
Your donation could go even further to help support Alberta authors and the WGA! Throughout the month of June, every $1 donated to a charity through Canada Helps is a chance for that charity to win a $20,000 donation (minimum $3 donation required). Which means every dollar you donate to the WGA during June is a chance to see your donation multiply!
You can find more information on how to take part in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge here.
We're thrilled that you are interested in supporting us!
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) increasingly relies on the generosity of individual members and sponsors to accomplish our mission. Donating to the WGA directly supports the development of Alberta writers from all backgrounds through the variety of programs and resources we offer. The WGA is a registered charity and donations are tax-deductible.
Ways to Give
The easiest way to donate is a simple, one-time cash donation through our website. Simply click the Donate button at the bottom of the page to begin! Any cash donation over $10 will receive a tax receipt and acknowledgement on the Donor and Sponsors page of WestWord magazine.
You can also set up a regular monthly donation through Canada Helps. If you are interested in setting up a recurring donation, please visit our Canada Helps page.
Corporate sponsorships are especially vital to a number of our larger programs including the Alberta Literary Awards, Youth Programs, our Mentorship Program, and our AGM & Conference. Please contact us and we can discuss building your unique sponsorship package!
If you are interested in helping keep the WGA alive and flourishing for years to come, we urge you to donate to our endowment fund. The creation of an endowment fund will be a vital step toward providing consistent and sustainable funding for the WGA. Please have a look at our information sheet about the fund for more information.
The Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Mothers Who Write was launched in 2017 to help aspiring writers focus on their creativity and find time to write, and to help give voice to Indigenous mothers who write. The Kemosa Scholarship awards 3-5 prizes annually. This year's prize will award: 1st place $3000, 2nd place $2000, 3rd place $1000.
Want to memorialize yourself or someone else who has a connection to writing or the writing community in Alberta? To discuss how you can set up a legacy gift please contact us.
Sharon Lynne Henderson Memorial Fund
This fund is created in memory of Sharon Henderson, (read more about Sharon here) in recognition of her life-long love of, and advocacy for, Canadian literature. Donations to this fund will be directed to a literary award in her name that will be presented in perpetuity, in support of young or emerging Alberta writers.
W.O. Mitchell Scholarship Fund
Renowned Canadian author W.O. Mitchell was passionate about finding the best ways to support emerging writers and helping them find their voices. The W.O. Mitchell Scholarship endowment fund has been established through the Edmonton Community Foundation to ensure writers will continue to be held up and supported by his legacy. We have an initial fundraising goal of $10,000 to get the fund started. We hope that through the donations and royalties the fund will eventually grow to be able to support a novelist and a playwright in the Mentorship Program each year.
As a CRA registered charity, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta can also be donated to through ATB Cares and ATB will match 15% of every dollar donated (up to an annual limit of $240,000). For more information, please check out the ATB Cares website at https://www.atbcares.com/donate.
Please note: Donations the WGA receives through ATB Cares are anonymous, so if you would like to be included in our donor recognition information please send us a quick note at [email protected] so that we can include you in our donor list.
Phone: 780-422-8174 Toll Free in Alberta: 1-800-665-5354 Fax: 780-422-2663 (Attention: Writers’ Guild of Alberta) Writers’ Guild of Alberta Main Floor, Percy Page Centre 11759 Groat Road NW Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6