2023 marks Writers Collective of Canada’s 10th year as a registered charitable organization. Over that decade, we have established our community writing program through 130 partners, three chapters, and in thousands of on-site, virtual, and hybrid writing rooms.
Evaluation and measurement have been part of our program delivery for the past five years. We now know that the impact of our program is significant, consistent, and repeatable across geographies, populations, organizations, individuals, and delivery formats. We know, also, that our program has never been more necessary, as the societal effects of loneliness, isolation, and disconnection grow.
WCC is a social innovation. Through careful administration of our unique community writing workshops, we measurably create connection, reduce isolation, and empower healing. In fact, this year we saw physicians begin to prescribe WCC workshops as a non-clinical social intervention.
“Writers Collective of Canada … strives to spark a connection between the privileged and the unheard and the divide between us. Without you, our stories remain as cautionary tales, our lives just statistics. Through you, we become faces, we become people.”
– Ellise Ramos, WCC Writer & Facilitator
We invite you to browse the Writers Collective of Canada 2023 Year in Review: The Power of Story for a summary of where our organization is at and what’s to come. You’ll hear from the voices of WCC partners, writers, volunteers, researchers, and others with personal understanding of the work we do and the impact it has.