Our Supporters

FREE EXPRESSION MATTERS

The following individuals and organizations have shown their commitment to freedom of expression by supporting PEN Canada. We applaud them for championing a world in which writers are free to writer, readers are free to read, and freedom of expression prevails.

Honorary Patrons
Margaret Atwood
Louise Dennys
John Ralston Saul

Platinum patrons ($10 000+)
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
MacMillan Family Foundation
Yaffe Feld Foundation
Yann Martel and Alice Kuipers

Gold patrons ($5000 – $9999)
George and Martha Butterfield
Janne Duncan
William and Catherine Graham
Florence Minz
Rochelle Rubinstein

Silver patrons ($2500 – $4999)
Linwood and Neetha Barclay
Grant and Alice Burton
Howitt/Dunbar Foundation
Karen Ruddy

Patrons ($1000 – $2499)
Michael Adams
Michael and Sara Angel
Anonymous
Rick Feldman and Rick Archbold
Michael Barnstijn
Bennett Family Foundation
Scotia Bhattacharya
Walter M. and Lisa Balfour Bowen
Hank Bulmash
Anton Helman and Sasha Chapman
The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson
John Clinton
Andrew Cohen
David Cronenberg
Michael Czobit
Michael and Honor de Pencier
Frans Donker
Charlie Foran
George Galt
George Anderson and Charlotte Gray Foundation
Anne Giardini
Katherine Govier
Peter Grant
Hank Intven & Lyndsay Green
Franklyn Griffiths
John Honderich
Anthony Hyde
Anthony Jeffery
Nina Josefowitz
Bartley Kives
Naomi Klein
Diana Kuprel
Rita Leistner
Louise MacCallum
Bruce MacDougall
Margaret MacMillan
Dianna Symonds and Ken McCarter
Clair Balfour & Marci McDonald
Stuart McLean
Kathryn Minard
Rohinton and Freny Mistry
Norman & Margaret Jewison Foundation
Edward O. Phillips and Kenneth S. Woodman
Roberta Rich
Florence Richler
Clayton C. Ruby
Michael Kedar and Eva Seidner
Isadore Sharp
Haroon Siddiqui
Gail Singer
Philip Slayton
Richard Stursberg
Eleanor Wachtel
Bruce Walsh
Grace A. Westcott
Cynthia Wine
Ronald Wright

 
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McLean Clinic for Plastic Surgery
Norton Rose
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 Walrus magazine

Sponsors and Supporters
Diamond ($50 000+)
Horne Family Foundation

 Platinum ($25 000 – $49 999)
Ontario Arts Council
Royal Bank of Canada

Gold ($15 000 – $24 999)
McLean Clinic for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
Penguin Random House Canada

Bronze ($1000 – $14 999)
Law Foundation of British Columbia

Programming Partners
Art Gallery of Ontario
Hot Docs
International Human Rights Program, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
International Issues Discussion Series, Ryerson University
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Shelf Life Books
Spur Festival
Toronto Art Foundation
Toronto Public Library

In Kind
Katrina Afonso
Ann Sperling
Authors at Harbourfront Centre
Cava, Chris McDonald
The Design Firm, Luke Despatie
Flash Reproductions
Globe and Mail
Graham Roumieu
The Hill Times and Embassy Newspapers
Jim Ryce Design and Direction Inc.
Literary Review of Canada
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Soapbox Design Communications Inc.
Stratus Wines, Charles Baker
Chris Thomaidis
The Walrus

Members

A
Elizabeth Abbott
Mark Abley
Irene Adams
Rebekkah Adams
Caroline Adderson
William Aitken
Ashraf Zaghal
Paul Almond
Anneli Andre-Barrett
Miki Andrejevic
Iara Andrusyshyn
George Anthony
Beth Appeldoorn
Linda Arbour
Kandice Ardiel
Sally Armstrong
Wayne Arthurson

B

Jacob Bachinger
Francis Bakewell
Sobhana Bardhan
Gavin Barrett
Darlene Barry Quaife
Jim Bartley
Arjun Basu
Nancy Bauer
Juanita Bawagan
Pauline Le Bel
Steven Benstead
Jeniva Berger
Michelle Berry
Kristian Bertin
David Bezmozgis
Ted Bishop
Neil Bissoondath
Becky Blake
Jared Bland
Ronna Bloom
Stephanie Bolster
Andrew Borkowski
Mary Borsky
Roo Borson
Marian Botsford Fraser
Lisa Bourgault
Jane Bow
Lynne Bowen
Kate Braid
Kevin Brash
Mary Breen
Jane Brett
Susan Briscoe
Robert Brodey
Russell Brown
Anne Brydon
Renata Bubelis
Jacquie Buncel
Mary Burns
Catherine Bush

C
Nigel Campbell
Licia Canton
Anthony Carnovale
Lisa Carter
Nilendu Chakraborty
David Chariandy
Beverley Chernos
Wayson Choy
M.F. Coady
Douglas Cochran
Devon Code
Grace Colella
Karen Connelly
Beverley Cooper
Sally Cooper
David Copelin
Susan Coyne
Jim Creskey

D
Suzanne Daningburg
Subrata Das
Emilijia Davidovic
Gwen Davies
Brian Day
Ryan Day
Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Marq de Villiers
John Degen
Teri Degler
Suzanne DePoe
Mary Di Michele
Pamela Dillon
JoAnn Dionne
Cory Doctorow
Douglas Donegani
Mary Alice Downie
Sharon Drache
Naomi Duguid
Catherine Dunphy

E
Kim Echlin
Loren Edizel
Anne Edwards
Sarah Elton
Marina Endicott
Sarah Engelhard
Shirley Enns
Susan Evans Shaw

F
Louise Fabiani
Tim Falconer
Moira Farr
Thelma Fayle
Leonard Findlay
Robert Finley
Christine Fischer Guy
Catherine Flaherty
Cynthia Flood
Charles Foran
Catherine Ford
Krista Foss
Mark Foss
Peter Foster
Susan Fowler
Arthur Frank
Keath Fraser
Larry French
Suzanne French
Anouchka Freybe
Mark Frutkin

G
Gale Zoe Garnett
Colin Gillespie
Alain Goldschlager
Seyward Goodhand
Catherine Gordon
Hiromi Goto
Laurence Gough
Anastasia Gould
Katherine Govier
Stephen Grant
Sonja Ruth Greckol
Barry Grills
Michael Groden

H
Ngoc Tran Ha
Gwendolyn Haevens
Celia Haig-Brown
Gerald Hallowell
Graeme Hamilton
Jane Eaton Hamilton
Merle Harris
Elizabeth Hay
Michael Healey
Kate Henderson
Lee Henderson
Ryan Henderson
Dana Hensen
Lawrence Hill
Miranda Hill
Nathan Hood
Brian Hospesdales
Barb Howard
Linda Huestis
Isabel Huggan
Margaret Anne Hume
Aislinn Hunter
Lisa Hunter Epstein
Valerie Hussey

I
Bunny Iskov
Frances Itani

J
Franke James
Brooke Jamison
Mary Janigan
Pavel Janowitz
Catherine Jeffery
Maureen Jennings
Robert Jickling
Elizabeth Johnston
Jessica Johnston

K
Shirin Kabiri
Elizabeth Kaplan
Janet Keeping
Richard Keith
Betty Kershner
Alexis Kienlen
Camie Kim
Mark Kingwell
Myrna Kostash
David Koulack
Bill Kowalski
Martha Kumsa
Lynne Kutsukake

L
Marlene Lachcik
Michelynn Lafleche
Anita Lahey
Patrick Lane
Jennifer Lanthier
Cynthia Lapeña
Ruth Larson
Michael Lavergne
Eric Lax
Alexander Leggatt
Laura Legge
Sylvia Legris
Mark Leiren-Young
Richard Lemm
John Hugh Lent
Sauline Letendre
Ezra Levant
Amanda Lewis
Julia Lin
Jane Lind
Sheryl Loeffler
Margaret Lonsdale
Damian Lopes
Gloria Lorenzen
Anna Luengo
Derek Lundy

M
Stephen Machnik
Wendy MacIntyre
Heather MacLeod
Obert Madondo
Cheryl Mahaffy
Carin Makuz
Kim Maltman
Dave Margoshes
Marta Marin-Domine
Emile Martel
Abdulrahman Matar
Steven Mayoff
JoAnn McCaig
Emily McCowan-Keeler
S.A.M. McCue
Robert McGill
Hope McIntyre
Ami McKay
Stuart Ian McKay
Angus McLaren
Stephanie McLellan
Susan McMaster
Tessa McWatt
George McWhirter
Mark Medley
George Melnyk
Mark Migotti
Carmelo Militano
John Miller
Sean Mills
James Minns
Sean Minogue
Michael Mirolla
Melanie Mitzner
Salah Mohssein
Anne Mokros
William Molson
Catherine Morris
Kenrick Mose
Elise Moser
George Murray
Jill Murray
Christopher Myrick

N
Ilamaran Nagarasa
Florence Narine
Marie Natanson
Shane Neilson
Caroline Newton
William Nickerson
Susin Nielsen
Amir Noeparast
Iris Nowell
Ron Nurwisah

O
Peter O’Brien
Lara Okihiri
Cathy Ostlere
John Oughton

P
Frances Pal
Brian Panhuyzen
Patrick Parkes
Kathleen Pattinson
Edward Phillips
Anton Piatigorsky
Alison Pick
Steve Pitt
Nicolino Pizzi
Carolyn Poirier
Doina Popescu
Anna Porter
Pamela Porter
Michael Posner
Karen Press
Barbara Pulling

R
Monica Rabideau
Arlene Perly Rae
Gina Rakoff
Magdalene Redekop
Gilbert Reid
Elizabeth Renzetti
Philip Resnick
Adamu Reta
Viktoria Reuter
Sue Reynolds
Roya Rezaee
Nino Ricci
Daniel Richardsen
Diana Rivington
Ingrid Rose
Jacob Rose
Rebecca Rosenblum
Stuart Ross
Patricia Rozema
Rochelle Rubinstein
Barbara Rudnicka
Carey Rutherford

S
Maria Sabaye Moghaddam
Judie Sahadeo
Barbara Samuels
Ami Sands Brodoff
Laurie Sarkadi
Candace Savage
Mary Schendlinger
Alvin Schrader
Joseph Schreiber
Lori Schubert
Anneliese Schultz
Michal Schwartz
Isadore Sharp
Caroline Shepard
Rob Shields
Jocelyn Shipley
Elyse Shumway
Antanas Sileika
Ralph Silva
Cora Siré
Alison Smith
Susan Smith
Adam Sol
Susan Sorensen
Sara Stainton
Janice Stein
Bieke Stengos
Daniel Stoffman
Felicity Stone
Susan Stromberg-Stein
Rosemary Sullivan
Merna Summers

T
Jessica Taylor
Tasleem Thawar
Blossom Thom
Ray Thompson
Kevin Tierney
Matthew Tierney
Barbara Tolevski
Hung Ton
Becky Toyne
Kim Trainor

U
Lawrence Uhlin
Rui Umezawa
Pablo Urbanyi
Jane Urquhart
Geoffrey Ursell

V
Aritha van Herk
Kathy Vanderlinden
Mair Verthuy
Michelle Viscount
Maria Vykysaly

W
Andrew Wainwright
Jennifer Walcott
Marcia Walker
Ann Walmsley
David Waltner-Toews
Melony Ward
Alison Wearing
Janice Weaver
Merrily Weisbord
Paul Wells
Sue Wheeler
Wendy White
Laurelyn Whitt
David A. Wilson
Donald Winkler
Cathleen With
Judith Wolfe
Deborah Wolgelerenter
Carolyn Wood
Donna Wootton

Y
Lisa Yeung
Hasan Yilmaz

Z

Jan Zwicky

Donors
A
Roberto Alvarez
Dolores Anderson
Jason Anderson
Aubie and Esther Angel
Anonymous
Gladys Ascah

B
Arjun Basu
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Paul Bennett
Becky Blake
Suzanne Bowness
William Bryant

C
Lucie Carignan
Alan Conter
Michael Crummey

D
Winston David Ward
Ryan Day
Kimberly De Witte

E
EBay Inc.
Katherine Edwards
Peter and Jacqueline Elton

G
David Goldbloom
Deborah Goldstein
Anne Gregory
Sam Gunsch

H
Nancy Hawkins
Adrian Heaps
Lara Hinchberger
Lisa Horrocks

J
Barbara Jacob
Pamela Jacobs
Freda Johnson
Jessica Johnston
Joan Johnston

K
Kristen Knowles

L
Emma Lewzey

M
James MacDonald
Lisa MacIntosh
Anne Mackenzie-Rivers
Joan MacNeil
Ruth Mandel
Bob McArthur
Donald McGorman
Norman and Patricia MacLeod
Ian McNeil
Keith Meloff
Frances Money
Hyojiu Moore
Alison Morgan

N
Franziska Nonnennmann

O
Louise O’Rourke
Matthew Okulowski

P
Mollie Patterson
Elizabeth Priddle

R
Eden Robinson
Brenda Roche

S
Gabriel Safdie
Judie Sahadeo
Catherine Sample
Gregory Santos
Saskatchewan Festival of Words
Beverly Shepard
David Simmons
Glen Simpson
James and Elaine Slater
Beverley Slopen
Glenn Smith
Michael Stoyan

T
Barbara Tangney
Telus
Karen Tisch Slone
Toronto Standard Condominium Corp. No. 2139

U
United Way Ottawa
United Way Winnipeg

V
Nancy Vernon Kelly
Frederick vom Scheidt

W
Jan Walter
Nancy Westcott
Chuck Willemsen
Dorothy Woodhouse

Board of Directors 2015-2016
Randy Boyagoda
President

Grace Westcott
Vice-President

 Janne Duncan
Secretary and Chair, Governance Committee

 Carolyn Poirier
Treasurer

 Mary Jo Leddy
Chair, Writers in Exile Committee

 Jim Creskey
Chair, Writers in Prison Committee

 Miki Andrejevic
Chair, Outreach (Western Canada)

 Jennifer Lanthier
Chair, Communications

 Sasha Chapman
Chair, Events

 Elise Moser
Chair, Canadian Issues Committee

 Neil Bissoondath
Member at Large

 William Kowalski
Member at Large

 Russell Wangersky
Member at Large

 Bartley Kives
Member at Large

 Vincent Lam
Member at Large

 Richard Stursberg
Member at Large

 Paul Seesequasis
Member at Large

Philip Slayton
Ex-officio member
President (until June 2015)

 Advisory Board
Charlie Foran (Chair)
David Cronenberg
Ronald Deibert
Ramin Jahanbegloo
Mark Kingwell
Naomi Klein
James Lahey
Yann Martel
Rohinton Mistry
Clayton Ruby

Staff
Tasleem Thawar
Executive Director

 Brendan de Caires
Programs and Communications

 Pari Rajagopalan
Office Manager

 Amy Smith
Communications Fellow

 Cherise Seucharan
Canadian Issues

 Volunteers
Katrina Afonso
Lou Ceconi
Randi Druzin
Shirley Enns
Adrian McKerracher
Tanya Tan 

Special thanks to

Dmitry Beniaminov of PixelStudioz
Jim Ryce Design and Direction Inc.
Parcel Design

And all those who have contributed their thoughts and time.

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