Feminist Caucus

femFounded in 1981, the Feminist Caucus is a Standing Policy Committee of the League of Canadian Poets. Membership is open to any League member who shares the goals and objectives of the Caucus. All League members may participate in the annual business meeting as well as the annual open reading. Find out more about the history of the Caucus here! Join the Caucus and receive email updates by signing up here. For questions about or interest in the Feminist Caucus, email litfeminist@poets.ca.

You can find a collection of selected media on the Feminist Caucus and its publications here.

Feminist Caucus Mission Statement  
In agreement with the LCP constitution, the Feminist Caucus declares its passionate support for freedom of expression and to uphold an attitude and governing policy that commits to the respect for all people – of all ages, sexes, sexualities, genders, races, religions, abilities and classes. We will work to educate ourselves, our organization and the larger community about racism built on white supremacy, anti-black racism, and anti-indigenous racism and colonialism in Canada. As Feminists, we will work towards changing our practices to better reflect, include and give power to persons who have been systemically marginalized in Canada.  

We are committed to the unity of professional poets across the country, and will take action as to demand support in an atmosphere of respect, education and cooperation with intentions built on breaking through barriers so to create and embrace a synthesized community – within the League and beyond. 

Updated 2017 by the League’s Feminist Caucus  


Feminist Caucus Meetings 


The most recent Feminist Caucus Business Meeting took place on Friday December 10, 2021.


Meeting information and Documents: 

Draft agenda: December 2021 Feminist Caucus Meeting 

Draft minutes: August 2021 Feminist Caucus Meeting 
For more information, please contact lesley@poets.ca  


Documents from the Feminist Caucus


New! Check out the Feminist Caucus in Conversation Series



2019: AprilMarchFebruaryJanuary

2018: DecemberNovemberOctoberSeptemberAugustJulyJune / May /AprilMarch / FebruaryJanuary

2017: 2017 annual report

December / November / October / September / August / July / June / May / April / March February / January

2016: 2016 annual report

December / November / October / September August / July / June / May / April March / February / January

2015: 2015 annual report December / November / October / September / August / July / June / May / April / March / February / January


December / November / October / September / August


The Living Archives Series documents the presentations of the panels sponsored yearly by the Caucus since its founding within the League in 1982, and includes various texts, correspondences, and other works significant to its history and the discussion of women and language in poetry. The series has become part of Women and Gender Studies at universities and colleges University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario.  It has also garnered positive reviews, such as in Canadian Literature, a preeminent refereed academic journal. Sumptuous high-cost, perfect-bound, glossy editions have been published in past years by partnering with book publishers such as Quarry Press and Broken Jaw Press.

To view a full history of the Living Archives publications, or to purchase any of the texts, visit our Living Archives page.