Support the League


We are incredibly proud of and humbled by the role we play in supporting and amplifying the voices of Canada’s incredible poets and their contributions to the Canadian – and global – poetry community. Poetry does so much: it can elicit emotion, provide information, construct images, build worlds, strengthen bonds, tell stories, teach us to listen, build empathy, catch our attention. Poems are gifts that we can share, that we can hold close and return to when we need them.

It takes more than just a poet to keep poetry alive and well in Canada: we need writers of poetry, readers of poetry, and partners in poetry.

Donations to the League help us grow and sustain our outreach programs (like Poetry Pause), create paid publication opportunities for poets (like the LCP Chapbook Series), support our awards in recognition of the incredible talents in Canadian poetry, and better connect and support our hundreds of poet members across Canada. Your donations to the League go directly towards furthering our goal of nurturing a professional poetic community 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.

Donate today.




Thank you to our supporters for making our work possible!

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


The PK Page Trust Fund supports an annual mentorship program that pairs established League members with early-career Associate League Members to help them develop their craft and skill as professional poets.

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. 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.

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


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.


The League is a small organization that happily welcomes volunteer contributions from filing to photography and beyond. Complete this form if you’re interested in offering contributing your skills and talents in the name of poetry! We are happy to provide a reference or documentation for volunteers if requested.