WCC Chapter Lead Spotlight: Shirin in Ottawa, ON

“The WCC allowed me to embark on a journey of deep self-discovery and blooming.” We’re thrilled to announce Shirin Tobie-Paul as the WCC Chapter Lead in Ottawa! This month, we asked Shirin to share with us a reflection on her journey as a…

Why We Write

Happy New Year, writers! At the beginning of a new year, we’re asking ourselves: why do we write? We write because inside each of us there is, quite simply, a writer. There is a story — a voice — which deserves to be…

Celebrating Volunteer Managers

On November 5, we recognize International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day. At WCC, we’re celebrating all month long. Our outstanding Partners, Programs, and Volunteers team is a pillar of the WCC community. These team members empower and support our stellar volunteer Facilitators. They inspire deep…

Healing, One Story at a Time

During the first pandemic lockdown my husband, like many, began baking bread. My youngest spent his virtual school ‘recess’ doodling online with renowned childrens’ author, Mo Willems. My eldest painted rocks with inspirational quotes to scatter in our front yard. My middle rediscovered…

Volunteer Facilitator Spotlight: Celebrating Newcomer Voices

July 1 marks Canada Day. At the WCC, we’re celebrating the rich and multitudinous identities of our volunteers serving writers across Canada. This month, we invited WCC volunteer facilitators Shirin Tobie-Paul, Maria Habanikova, and Rana Khan to share with us their experiences as…

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