This page is intended to build our community of practice by providing materials for writing centre administration, theory, practice, and training.


Canadian University and College Writing Centres– A list of higher education writing centres. Updated 2016

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Statements on Writing Centre Work

CCCC Position Statement: Scholarship in Rhetoric, Writing, and Composition: Guidelines for Faculties, Deans, and Chairs 

International Writing Centres Association position statements.

Professional Organizations

Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL) – An organisational body for the growing community of professionals around Australia who work with university students to enhance their learning and academic English.

Association canadienne de linguistique appliquée | Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (ACLA/CAAL) – ACLA’s overarching objective is the promotion of research and teaching in all areas of applied linguistics across Canada. Its specific objectives are to oversee the organization of the annual ACLA conference and the biannual publication of The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) – A bilingual scholarly association dedicated to advancing the study and teaching of discourse, writing, and communication in academic and nonacademic settings—higher education, business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning (Archived) (CASLL/Inkshed)

Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC /CSÉC) – The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory is an online project designed to enable unprecedented avenues for studying the words that most move people in and about Canada.

International Writing Centers Association (IWCA)

Journal of Writing Research (JoWR) – The Journal of Writing Research is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes high quality theoretical, empirical, and review papers covering the broad spectrum of writing research.

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW) – Promotes the teaching of writing through collaborative learning.

Writing Centre Journals

Writing Center Journal – Committed to publishing strong empirical research and theoretical scholarship relevant to writing centers.

Writing Lab Newsletter (WLN) – A forum for exchanging ideas and information about writing centers in high schools, colleges, and universities. WLN archives

Inkshed Newsletter (Archived) – An archive of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning Inkshed newsletter from 1984-2012.

Kairos – A refereed open-access online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy.

The Peer Review – An online, open-access, multimodal scholarly journal that promotes the work of emerging writing center researchers. In particular, we target graduate/undergraduate/high school researchers.


Another Word – From the University of Wisconsin–Madison Writing Center

Kaplan University Writing Center Faculty Blog – Writing Support for Faculty From the KU Writing Center

Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders – Blog of the Writing Lab Newsletter: A space for writing center people across the globe to connect and interact.

The Dangling Modifier – Provides an open platform that encourages the ongoing conversation on peer tutoring in writing (a biannual publication of the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing).

PeerCenter – A space for peer writing tutors/consultants or anyone interested in collaborative learning in writing centers to blog with their colleagues from around the world

The Writing Centre @ UWC

Tutoring/Tutor resources

Peer Tutoring Resource Centre  (RAD Schwartz Foundation) – To support the development of caring and collaborative citizens by enhancing the use, expansion and sustainability of peer tutoring – a model engaging students as instructors and leaders in classrooms and across schools.

The Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project

Praxis: A Writing Center Journal – A forum for writing center practitioners from University of Texas Undergraduate Writing Center.

UCWbLing – Published by the peer writing tutors of the DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning.

Alberta & British Columbia

WriteAway – This online tutoring resources now involves 17 participating post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and Alberta. Find a list of participating institutions here.

Writing Program Administration Resources

International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), Resources page

Peer Tutoring Resource Centre  (RAD Schwartz Foundation) – Research on Peer Tutoring: Impacts and Outcomes

Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (John Abbott College) – Foundations on Effective Tutoring

International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), Peer tutoring

Learning Resource Center, American River College Tutoring Training

 DeAnza CollegeTutoring Techniques



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