WCC brought me from grief to purpose.
WCC Volunteer Facilitators Touch Lives
Writers Collective of Canada (WCC) volunteer facilitators support WCC’s vision and mission by providing free community writing workshops.
WCC facilitators are the primary contacts for participants in our workshops and we equip them with training and support. They provide workshops in various settings, including:
About Facilitator Training
Training sessions are offered several times a year. Each session runs from a Friday evening through Saturday and Sunday. Check the Training Calendar below for upcoming dates and read on to learn more about what is involved
Who Makes a Good Facilitator
WCC Facilitators come from many backgrounds and bring a variety of skills and lived experience. Consider becoming a Facilitator if any one of these sounds like you:
What Happens Before, During, and After Training
The weekend of training is inspiring, challenging, and experiential. Volunteers gain a deep and practical understanding of WCC’s philosophy and values, learn tools and strategies for successful facilitation, and practice by modeling workshop sessions in a supportive environment.
Prior to training, volunteers are required to:
After training, volunteers will join a partner organization or initiate a workshop series. Each workshop will be co-led by two volunteers; facilitators are partnered up for flexibility and support. We have morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend workshop slots available.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I work at the Toronto Friendship Centre, deemed the hardest community in Toronto. When we began WCC workshops at the centre, I was grieving the loss of my grandmother, who I loved dearly, facing each day with the rigorous street life of very marginalized individuals, chronic homelessness, addiction, trauma, extreme violence, and sexual exploitation. The small, intimate writing workshops were not about literacy, race, sex, age, status, religion, etc.—they were about writing and inclusion. Finding your voice, where you are at. Writing with others and hearing their voice. It was powerful. I found a home, a voice, a community, and my true inner self. The metamorphosis began. WCC writing workshops changed not only my life, but so many lives of others, witnessed and celebrated. I am a writer, facilitator, published author, and the first writer in WCC.
Dee Hope, Toronto Friendship Centre and WCC Facilitator