Below are resources that may be helpful for your writing centre and writing centre practice.

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Starting a centre

IWCA’s Starting a Writing Center resources
IWCA’s writing center bibliographies
IWCA’s Position Statement on Two-Year College Writing Centers (2007)

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), of which the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a special interest group, produces position statements that can be helpful in developing mission and vision:

NCTE Beliefs about the Students’ Right to Write
CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers
CCCC Statement on Preparing Teachers of College Writing
NCTE Resolution on the Students’ Right to Their Own Language

Writing centre publications

Scholarly Journals

Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie
College Composition and Communication
The Peer Review
Praxis: A Writing Centre Journal
Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) Series
The Writing Center Journal
Writing Lab Newsletter

Scholarly Blogs

Canadian Writing Centre Review/ La revue Canadienne des centres de rédaction 
Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders
The Dangling Modifier
Another Word


Writing Centre Associations and Affiliations

Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW)
Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC, aka 4Cs))
International Writing Centers Association (IWCA)

Writing Centre Bibliography

Bromley, P. (2017). Locating Canadian writing centres: An empirical investigation. Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, 27, 24–41. Retrieved from

Graves, H. & Graves, R, eds. (2006). Writing centres, writing seminars, writing cultures: Writing instruction in Anglo-Canadian universities. Inkshed Publications, University of Manitoba: Winnipeg

Graves, R. (1994). Writing instruction in Canadian universities. Inkshed Publications, University of Manitoba.

McMurtrie, B. (2018). Future of learning: How colleges can transform the educational experience. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Writing centre training and policy manuals

Training manuals
Foundations of Effective Tutoring

Policy manuals
Saint Mary’s University writing centre policies and procedures
York University Writing Centre Policy Book