Writers helping writers since 1921 is more than our motto. We are actively involved in living out these words and have been for over 100 years.

The Canadian Authors Association (CAA) was founded in 1921 to lobby for authors’ rights. Stephen Leacock, Pelham Edgar, B.K. Sandwell, and John Murray Gibbon, among other prominent writers of the time were instrumental in the 1924 copyright legislation. That tradition has continued  with the Association’s  pressure for a new Copyright Act in the 1980s.

Today, the CAA boasts a National Office located in Toronto, Ontario with branches Canada-wide. We are a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting a flourishing community of writers and encouraging works of literary and artistic merit.

Click here to visit the CAA national website.



Canadian Authors BC is the BC local Chapter of CAA. We offer resources and opportunities to aspiring, emerging, and professional writers in British Columbia and beyond, to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in a community of like-minded professionals.