Poets in the Schools micro-grants

The application form for the Poets in the Schools program can be found at the bottom of this page.


About the program

The League of Canadian Poets administers a funding program that supports Ontario poets visiting Ontario schools. If you are a poet or educator outside of Ontario seeking funding for class visits, you may find information with the following organizations:


  • Poets must be members of the League based in Ontario
    • Find eligible poets interested in a class visit here!
    • NEW: Qualified Associate members are eligible to receive funding through this program
  • Schools must be based in Ontario
    • Find schools who have previously participated in the program here!
    • Add a school here

Honorarium details

  • Class visits 1-3 hours in length will receive a $250 honorarium
  • Class visits longer than 3 hours will receive a $500 honorarium
  • The honorarium is paid in full by the League, directly to the poet following the visit

Travel reimbursement

  • No meal and/or travel reimbursement is currently provided through this program
  • If a poet is visiting a northern or remote school in person and is seeking travel reimbursement, please contact admin@poets.ca to discuss.


  • Ontario Full members may receive up to $2,000 from Poets in the Schools honoraria between April 1 and March 31
  • No more than $2,000 may be disbursed for visits to one school; the office will be in touch with the poet and the school if an issue arises around this limit.

Apply for funding

This program is currently accepting applications for school visits taking place before April 1, 2023. Applications for visits taking place on or after April 1, 2023, will open in late February.