Support the League

It takes more than just a poet to keep poetry alive and well in Canada: your donation to the League can help grow our programs, enrich our event planning, support our awards, and better connect and support our hundreds of poet members across Canada. Fill out the donation form below to make a one-time donation to the League, or keep reading to see more ways you can support poets and poetry in Canada!

Donations to the League go directly towards furthering our goal of supporting poets and poetry in Canada. Through funding, awards, mentorship, and publication, we aim to bring poetry into the lives of everyday Canadians, while supporting the amazing poets who can make that happen. This holiday season, consider making a donation to the League on behalf of a friend or family member, and we can send them a unique note thanking them for their generous support of our mission.

To make a gift donation, simply fill out the form below and indicate in the comment box the name and mailing address of the person you’d like us to send a card to.

Thank you to our supporters for making our work possible!

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All donations exceeding $10 will receive a charitable tax receipt. Contact to register for a monthly donation.


In 2011, the P. K. Page trust fund was created to establish the funds for a League mentorship program. The initial $10,000 deposit comprised donations from the Page family, Roger Nash, and DC Reid as well as proceeds from a series of readings hosted across Canada to honour P.K. Page. Page was a luminous, intelligent poet who made an enormous contribution to Canadian poetry for more than five decades. She was awarded a life membership in the League in 1987. Her poem, Planet Earth, was honoured by the United Nations as their poem of the planet. The PK Page Trust Fund aims to establish a mentorship programme that will pair a junior and senior poet to work on a manuscript by the junior poet.

To donate to the P.K. Page trust fund, complete the above donation form and please specify “P.K. Page” in the comment box.


A supporting membership with the League costs $110 per year and comes with the following benefits: a charitable tax receipt for $70.00, eligibility to participate in the League AGM, inclusion in the members’ listserv, and eligibility for a benefits plan through the Writers’ Coalition Program. If you would like to become a supporting member of the League, email or complete the form at the bottom of this page.


The League is happy to accept several kinds of donations that do not fit into the above categories. Below are a few examples of other ways to support the League:

  • Bequests (feel free to download this document to find out more about donating to the League in a will)
  • Matching donations
  • Real estate
  • Giving through a business or holding company
  • Gifts of securities
  • Charitable gift annuities

To inquire about making a donation listed above, or to find out other ways you can support the League, contact the office at 416-504-1657 or email


We are pleased to offer affordable ad space in our members-only publication, ST@NZA, that connects our nationwide network of poets with writing opportunities, industry updates, and more. To find out more about supporting the League with an advertisement in ST@NZA, view our rate card.


We are always happy to co-ordinate with volunteers looking for some office experience or just want to get involved with the League! We can often use support with office administrative tasks, special projects, events, blog writing, and more. We are happy to provide a reference or documentation for volunteers if requested. If you would like to volunteer with the League, please email


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