Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right which is taken away far too often. When writers are silenced, democracy is weakened and we all lose. I support PEN Canada because it fights the good fight for writers everywhere.
– Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World and PEN Patron
You can support PEN by becoming a member; or by simply giving us a donation. Contributions to PEN Canada are tax-deductible. You will receive a tax receipt for all dues and donations over $20. You can donate here by clicking through to the donation payment form, or by contacting the PEN office directly, by phone with your credit card information or through the post, making the cheque payable to PEN Canada.
TEN for PEN
TEN for PEN is a simpler, more convenient, more effective way to donate. By giving only $10 a month through this method of sustained support, you will not only avoid receiving annual donation reminders, you will help reduce PEN’s administrative costs. Moreover, you will help advance PEN’s vital work on behalf of persecuted writers and in defence of freedom of expression at home and abroad.
NOTE: When you click through to the payment window please enter the amount you wish to donate monthly. This amount will then be drawn from your credit card each month. All monthly payments are charged on the 15th (or as close to as possible) of every month. Your monthly donations will begin the month after your initial payment.
Donate Aeroplan Miles to PEN
PEN is now part of the Beyond Miles donation program. If you have Aeroplan miles that you’d like to donate, we’d love to have them! By donating your Aeroplan miles, you will help us:
- assist persecuted writers to travel safely to Canada,
- enable international, Canadian, and exiled writers in Canada to participate in literary events and school presentations, and
- conduct research on free speech and censorship.
BECOME A PATRON OF FREE SPEECH, BECOME A PATRON OF PEN
PEN patrons are members of a vibrant circle that supports and promotes the work of PEN Canada. They are indispensable allies in PEN’s work on behalf of free expression, persecuted writers, and literary culture worldwide.
In thanks for their invaluable support, PEN patrons are offered the opportunity to participate in conversations with the world’s most celebrated writers in exclusive and intimate settings.
Depending on the category, PEN Patron benefits include:
Reserved seats at the opening night of the International Festival of Authors
The IFOA is an annual gathering of the world’s greatest writers. The opening night is among the most recognized and celebrated events in Toronto, drawing the city’s most literate and lively audiences. This evening provides an opportunity for sponsors and patrons to both enjoy the company of brilliant thinkers, and support the essential work of PEN.
Reserved seats at PEN’s Ideas in Dialogue Series
Ideas in Dialogue is a series that offers insight into the most important political issues of the day and how they intersect with freedom of expression.
PEN Patron Salons
Each PEN Patron and a guest are invited to stimulating literary salons. These intimate events feature acclaimed writers and thinkers, and time for informal conversation over cocktails.
There are four categories of PEN Patrons, each with unique benefits: PEN Platinum Patron ($10,000+ per year), PEN Gold Patron ($5,000 per year), PEN Silver Patron ($2,500 per year) and PEN Patron ($1,000 per year).
*All donation amounts can be paid monthly or as one-time payments. Tax receipts will be issued at the highest possible amount for all donations.
Annual and monthly giving recognition levels:
- Patron $1000 – $2,499/yr (min. $83.34/month)
- Silver Patron $2,500 – $4,999/yr (min. $208.34/month)
- Gold Patron $5000 – $9,999/yr (min. $416.67/month)
- Platinum Patron –$10,000+/ yr (min. $833.34/month)
For more information, contact:
Pari Rajagopalan, Office Manager
Phone: 416 703 8448 ext 25