Writers’ Guild of Alberta Equity Task Force Survey

Date: 2nd February 2018

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) values diversity and inclusiveness and aims to truly reflect the diversity of Alberta writers. They recognize the existence of various historical and structural inequities including discrimination based on skin colour, ethnicity, cultural or linguistic background, class, economic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or a combination of factors that have created barriers to access and full participation in Alberta’s literary community.

At the WGA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting, a motion was made for the Board to strike a task force on equity and make recommendations to the WGA. That motion was carried unanimously. Terms of reference were set and the Equity Task Force has been at work.

The WGA is distributing a survey to Alberta writers, including members and non-members. The purpose of this survey is to understand how the WGA can improve and promote equity, diversity and inclusivity of membership. They are also interested in learning how the writing community as a whole can become more welcoming to all. The survey results will help the WGA formulate and implement an equity action plan.

Please take a few minutes to fill out their survey and share the link as widely as possible with members of the literary community.

Take the Survey

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