Writers Guild of Canada: Advocacy, Community, and Benefits for Canada's Screenwriters
Screenwriters can qualify to join the WGC with one writing contract in our jurisdiction (English production in Canada), signed in the past two years with a producer who is signatory to one of our agreements. We also offer incentives for writers who would not normally qualify.
WGC Screenwriting Awards
The WGC celebrates our members' creative achievements at the annual WGC Screenwriting Awards.
Canadian Screenwriters Collection Society
Diversity & Inclusion
Connecting writers from diverse backgrounds with the Canadian television industry — and industry professionals with rising talent.
July 2022 Script of the Month
June 2022 Script of the Month
The WGC on Bill C-11
Writers Talking TV: The Art of Showrunning
IPA 2019-2022 Extended to 2023
May 2022 Script of the Month
The winners of the 2022 WGC Screenwriting Awards!
April 2022 Script of the Month
March 2022 Script of the Month
WGC 2022 Screenwriting Awards Finalists
WGC Statement on Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act
Op/ed - Hidden in Plain Sight: Disclosing my disability
December's Script of the Month
WTTV: Pretty Hard Cases now on YouTube
WTTV: Pretty Hard Cases set for Dec. 1
November's Script of the Month
WGC statement on the appointment of Pablo Rodriguez as Heritage Minister
Ontario Covid-19 Film & TV industry guidelines updated
New EDI Membership Report now available
2022 WGC Awards open for entries
October's Script of the Month
Intellectual Property Registration Important Changes
IMPORTANT UPDATE - WGC NOT ACCEPTING NEW OR RENEWAL IP REGISTRATIONS AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2018
The WGC has decided not to continue to accept new intellectual property registrations or renewals of existing registrations effective Oct. 1, 2018. Costs required to build a new registration application for the new WGC website have proved prohibitive. New digital registrations or renewals will no longer be accepted. (The acceptance of new or renewals of paper registrations was discontinued in June, 2014.)
The service will continue for any registrations that are active and have not expired. We will continue to store these registrations securely, answer questions and provide information regarding these registrations. As well, registrants who provide the appropriate documentation may continue to withdraw these registrations. Access to the online registration system will not be available to registrants.
The WGC reserves the right in its sole discretion to make changes to, modify, delete or add to its business practices for its intellectual property registration service at any time by posting this information on its website, which constitutes notice to you. Your continued use of the registration after any such amendment constitutes your acceptance of these business practices.