Working for Canadian Screenwriters: The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) represents more than 2,200 professional English-language screenwriters in Canada. These are the creators who write the distinctly Canadian entertainment we enjoy on all screens.


WGC Harassment Policy

The Writers Guild of Canada does not tolerate harassment of our members. It’s more than sexual harassment alone — harassment includes discrimination, bullying, or violence. In order to formalize the Guild’s position, the WGC council has officially adopted the following procedural policy should an instance of harassment occur. If you, as a WGC member, have experienced harassment we want you to feel welcome to come to us, knowing that your Guild will listen, take your concerns very seriously, and guarantee confidentiality. 

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Special Awards Nominations Open

On April 30, 2018, the Writers Guild of Canada will hold its 22nd annual national awards evening honouring excellence in screenwriting. Nominations are now open for the special awards. This year there are three special awards accepting nominations: the WGC Showrunner Award, the Sondra Kelly Award, and the Alex Barris Mentorship Award. Please see the awards nomination page for links to eligibilty information and nomination forms. 


WGC' Response to CRTC Report

The WGC has responded to the CRTC's exploration of "the future of audio and video programming in Canada." (Broadcasting notice of consultation 2017-359.) You can read the Guild's intervention here: Call for Comments on the Governor in Council's Request for a Report on Future Programming Distribution Models.


New CRTC Commissioner Appointed for Ontario

The WGC welcomes Monique Lafontaine to the position of Commissioner for Ontario of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the appointment Ms. Lafontaine, a Toronto-based lawyer specializing in entertainment and communications law. Click here to view the Government of Canada's official announcement.

Industry Meeting re: Sexual Harassment

This week the WGC joined other industry organizations in a meeting to talk about sexual harassment in the film and TV industry, and about an industry-wide response. At the end of the meeting, stakeholders released the following statement. 


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Canadian Screenwriter fall 2017 is on newsstands now. View excerpts, and subscribe here.

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