The Writers' Union of Canada offers funding for authors to read in Ontario-based schools through two Writers-in-the-Schools (WITS) programs. To be eligible for funding, authors must be members of The Writers' Union of Canada. Please refer to the Member Directory or browse the Writers-in-the-Schools Participating Authors list for information on authors.

Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools

Funded by the Ontario Arts Council, the Union’s Writers-in-the-Schools program provides funding for author appearances in Ontario’s schools. This program allows students and authors to connect while providing an honorarium to the author for their time.
Learn more about the Ontario WITS program

Northern Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools

To encourage visits to northern schools, the Union provides an enhanced travel subsidy for visits to two or  more schools within the same region of northern Ontario. Please contact the Union's Program Manager during the application period for more details.

Writers-in-the-Schools Across Canada

Click here for information about similar programs that cater to schools outside of Ontario.