Why Donate to Canadian Authors?
Stories matter now more than ever. They teach us, they inspire us, and they connect us. In keeping with our motto of “writers helping writers,” we are proud to be part of a vibrant community that helps writers tell their stories. Our members write in many genres, including literary fiction, memoir, science fiction and fantasy, history, and poetry. But without encouragement from other writers, or without access to resources to help guide them, many writers would never put pen to paper at all.
Your donations directly support our member services and programs. With your help, we can continue to provide national and local programming for writers at all stages of their careers, so that we may continue to hear the stories we need to hear. We thank you for your support.
We are a registered national arts service organization with charitable status, and this year we will issue official tax receipts for all donations of $10 or more. Every single dollar counts—whether from a one-time gift or through planned giving, such as a regular monthly donation or leaving a bequest to Canadian Authors in your will. We have several options you can select from—we are grateful for whichever one you choose.
There are five ways to donate:
- Online through our website
- Online through Canada Helps
- By sending a cheque in the mail
- By phone
- Via bank transfer
See instructions for each method of donating below:
CAA Website: You can make a convenient online credit card donation by selecting one of the donations below:
Donate by Mail
Please download, print, and fill in the donation form and mail it along with your cheque (if applicable) payable to Canadian Authors Association to:
Canadian Authors Association
c/o Anita Purcell
45 Penetang Street
Orillia, ON L3V 3N3
If you would prefer to make a monthly donation by mail, you can use our monthly donation form instead. We’ll process the credit card or cheques monthly.
Donate by Phone
Call our national office at 705- 955-0716 with your credit card handy and we’ll be pleased to process your donation over the phone.
Donate by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) via your Bank Account
Designate Canadian Authors Association as the payee, send via email@example.com.