2022 marked a year of further expansion and evolution for the Writers Collective of Canada (WCC).
Shelley Lepp, WCC Co-Executive Director, said: “In 2022, WCC responded to unprecedented demand for our program and grew by 30% while protecting our vision, mission, and values; maintaining the integrity of our relationships; and respecting the health of our resources.”
Through writing together, we really can change the world, as the findings of an independent study of our program has demonstrated over several years.
Since 2012, we have trained more than 300 facilitators and reached more than 7,000 writers through more than 30,000 workshop experiences.
Through critical community partnerships, we reach a diverse range of communities, including (but not limited to): 2SLGBTQQIIAAP; BIPOC and ACB; caregivers; the differently abled; first responders and uniformed personnel; those involved with the criminal justice system; newcomers; those struggling with substance abuse; the underhoused; women at risk; and youth, seniors, and adult learners.
Susan Turk-Mozer, WCC’s Founder, summarizes: “We are forging new connections and bridging isolation for writers across the country and beyond, one magnificent voice at a time.”
See below for some key milestones we reached this year, and also learn about the areas in which we are demonstrating leadership.