CWCA/ACCR Position Statements

Writing Centres in Canada

Approved May 20, 2021

Writing centres first appeared in Canadian universities and colleges in the 1970s, and since the 1990s they have become a primary site of writing instruction and support in higher education (Kaler & Evans-Tokaryk, 2019; Graves & Graves, 2006; Proctor, 2018). Writing centres have also been established in high schools, community settings, and private industry.

The following document articulates widely applicable principles and best practices, grounded in writing centre scholarship and staff/tutor feedback. The References section includes sources as well as excellent resources with more detailed advice on implementation.

CWCA/ACCR acknowledges that there are over 630 Indigenous communities on the territory currently known as Canada, with over 50 Nations and Indigenous languages, and we are grateful to live and work on their land.

Read the full CWCA/ACCR Position Statement on Writing Centres in Canada.