Membership Agreement

This Membership Agreement is entered into by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild (MWG) and yourself (Member) at the time of Membership purchase, and is effective for the duration of the Membership Period (July 1 of the current year until June 30 of the following year).

Member Benefits

As part of your Membership with the MWG, the Member will receive the following benefits:

  • Participation access to members-only programming:
    • Book Launch
    • Critique Circle
    • Sheldon Oberman Mentorship
  • Workshop discounts
  • Write profile hosted on our website (subject to review and approval)
  • Share writing-related announcements and accomplishments in our newsletter and on our website (subject to review and approval)
  • Free Reader Reward Card from McNally Robinson Booksellers ($25 value)
  • Discounts on subscriptions:
    • Prairie Fire
    • Contemporary Verse 2

Membership Dues

MWG has a fixed membership year. Unless otherwise noted, all annual memberships are valid from July 1 of the current year until June 30 of the following year.

Membership Types

  • Regular Membership – $65
    Manitobans over the age of 19
  • Student / Low Income – $30
    Manitobans over the age of 19 attention and educational institution or on a fixed income
  • Youth – $10*
    Manitobans under the age of 18
  • Affiliate – $65*
    Individuals residing outside of Manitoba and over the age of 19

*Youth and Affiliate Members cannot vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), board meetings, or committee meetings.

Payment Schedule

Membership fees for the upcoming Membership Period are due July 1.


The Member agrees that they will not:

  • Post inappropriate, inaccurate, plagiarized, or offensive content to MWG forums, discussion threads, or MWG emails.
  • Misuse the MWG logo to promote services or events unaffiliated with the MWG

Code of Conduct

Harassment, violence, and discrimination will not be tolerated.

This Code of Conduct applies to all current Members of MWG, including all Membership Types, Lifetime Members, Volunteers, and Members of the Board of Directors, and to all persons who attend any of MWGs events, workshops, and programming, including without limitation patrons, independent contractors, facilitators, and attendees.

Complaints Process

Anyone who feels they have been a victim of harassment or discrimination (from another MWG Member, volunteer, Board Member, or facilitator) can email and know that the information will be treated with the utmost of confidentiality. 

  1. A person may file a harassment complaint by contacting the Board Chairperson, the Chair of the Inclusion & Diversity Committee, or emailing .
  2. Complaints may be written or verbal (details of verbal complaints will be recorded by the individual they are reported to).
  3. Complaints should be made as soon as possible. The person should be prepared to provide details such as:

    – What happened?
    – When it occurred?
    – Where it occurred?
    – Who else was present (if applicable)?
  4. The Board Chairperson will inform the person that the harassment complaint has been made against (verbally or in writing) that a complaint has been filed, and the details of the allegations made again him / her / them.
  5. Every effort will be made to resolve complaints within 5 business days. The Board Chairperson will advise both parties of reasons for delay if this is not possible.

If either party believes the complaint is not being handled in accordance with this policy, he / she / they should contact the Board Chairperson.

Substantiated Complaint

The Board Chairperson will decide what action is appropriate in the event that a harassment complaint is substantiated.

Remedies may include:

  • Written
  • Oral apology

Corrective action may include:

  • Dismissal (of volunteer or facilitator)
  • Revoked Membership (ineligible for refund) 

Both parties will be advised (in writing) of the action taken.


Andrew Dutfield
Board Chairperson

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