Life Membership Award

lifeEvery year, the League is honoured to induct new Life Members into our ranks. Life Members are selected for their incredible contribution to poets and poetry in Canada, and the award is presented as a mark of distinction and appreciation for special achievements. Below is a full list of the League’s Life Members. To find out more information about our active Life Members, visit our Member Directory.

2017: Allan Briesmaster

2016: Armand Garnet Ruffo

2015: Dennis Cooley

2014: Sheri-D Wilson

2013: Alice Major

2012: Penn Kemp

2011: Lorna Crozier

2011: Patrick Lane

2010: no recipient

2009: bill bissett

2008: Andy Suknaski (1942-2012)

2007: Margaret Atwood

2006: Francis Sparshott (1926-2015)

2005: George McWhirter

2004: M. Travis Lane

2002: Robert Kroetsch (1927-2011)

2001: George Amabile

2000: Earle Birney (1904-1995)

2000: Bernice Lever

1998: Glen Sorestad

1994: D.G. Jones (1929-2016)

1994: Douglas Lochhead (1922-2011)

1990: Elizabeth Gourlay (1917-2009)

1990: Anne Szumigalski (1922-1999)

1989: Phyllis Webb

1989: George Johnston (1913-2004)

1989: James Reaney (1926-2008)

1987: Anne Marriott (1913-1997)

1987: P.K. Page (1916-2010)

1986: Kay Smith (1911-2004)

1984: Elizabeth Brewster (1922-2012)

1984: Maria Jacobs

1983: Sam Simchovitch

1982: Fred Cogswell (1917-2004)

1981: Raymond Souster (1921-2012)

1981: R.G. Everson (1903-1992)

1981: Dorothy Livesay (1909-1996)

Robert Gibbs

Heather Spears

Alfred Bailey (1905-1997)

George Faludy (1910-2006)

R.A.D. Ford (1915-1998)

Ralph Gustafson (1909-1995)

John V. Hicks (1907-1999)

Gary Hyland (1940-2011)

Leo Kennedy (1907-2000)

Joseph Sherman (1945-2006)

Robin Skelton (1925-1997)

Miriam Waddington (1917-2004)