Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA)

A new initiative called Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) aims to address gender imbalances in the Canadian literary scene.

Read about the initiative on their website, join, donate to the critic-in-residence fund, and read CWRC Emergent Scholars group chair Erin Wunker on the background to the initiative and her interview with co-founder Gillian Jerome in Hook and Eye.

Here’s a summary of the aims from the website:
CWILA strives to promote and foster equity and equality of representation in the Canadian literary community by:
1) tracking statistics on gender representation in reviewing;
2) bringing relevant issues of gender, race and sexuality into our national literary conversation;
3) and creating a network supportive of the active careers of female writers, critics and their literary communities.