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.

Last updated June 20th 2019.

 
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Patron Members   

Platinum Patrons ($10,000+)
Susanne Boyce
Yann Martel & Alice Kuipers
Richard Stursberg

Gold Patrons ($5,000-$9999)
Michael & Sara Angel
George & Martha Butterfield Family Foundation
Scott Connell & Anouchka Freybe
Laurie Hay
Nancy Lang
Judy Lawrie
Michael MacMillan & Cathy Spoel
Elana Rabinovitch
Rochelle Rubinstein
Philip Slayton
Grace Westcott

Silver Patrons ($2,500-$4,999)
Linwood & Neetha Barclay
Bennett Family Foundation
Grant & Alice Burton
Janne Duncan
Howitt/Dunbar Foundation
Andrea Lenczner
N.A. Taylor Foundation
Peter & Eleanor Daniels Foundation

Patrons ($1,000-$2,499)
Marci McDonald & Clair Balfour
Walter M. & Lisa Balfour Bowen
Joanne Bargman
Scotia Bhattacharya
Michael Bookman
Randy & Anna Boyagoda
Beverley Chernos
Michael Czobit
Louise Dennys
Michael & Honor de Pencier
Susan Doherty
Jim Fleck
Vicky Gabereau
George Galt
Bruce Geddes
Anne Giardini
Charlotte Gray
Nancy Jamieson
Martin Katz
Rita Leistner
Louise MacCallum
Margaret MacMillan
Ruth Mandel
Rose & Barry McInerney
Rohinton & Freny Mistry
Julie Mitchell
Norman & Margaret Jewison Foundation
Jonathan Page
Florence Richler
Linda Schuyler
Eva Seidner
Raymond & Fenelia Temmerman
Diana Tremain
Benjamin Trister
Bruce Walsh
Lucy Waverman
Ronald Wright

Sponsors and Supporters

Platinum ($25,000-$49,999)
RBC Foundation RBC Emerging Artists Project
Sonor Foundation

Gold ($15,000-$24,999)
Charities Aid Foundation
Government of Canada
Ontario Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council

Bronze ($1,000-$14,999)
Audible Inc.
Avison Young
Janet Beadle
Joseph & Laurissa Canavan
CBC
Charitable Gift Funds Canada Foundation
Beverley Chernos
Cineplex Odeon Corporation
Roma Dubczak
Motria Dzulynsky
Ernst & Young
Focus Asset Management Ltd.
Fogler Rubinoff
John & Judith Grant
Grant Thornton LLP
A. Bart Holaday
Horne Family Charitable Foundation
Henry Kloppenburg
MGM Studios Inc.
PEN America
Penguin Random House Canada
The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation
Gerald Sheff
Sierra Supply Chain Services
Merilyn Simonds
St Michael’s College, University of Toronto & English Department, University of Toronto
Karen Greve Young & George Young
White Pine Pictures

Programming Partners
Blue Metropolis, Montreal International Literary Festival
Ryerson University Centre for Free Expression
City of Surrey, British Columbia
Festival of Literary Diversity
Firefly
George Brown College
Global Journalist Security
House of Anansi Press
Human Rights Watch
Humber College
ICORN International Cities of Refuge Network
IFEX
Inspiritus Press
International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group
International Festival of Authors
International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Penguin Random House Canada
Ryerson University International Issues Discussion Series
Kingston Writers’ Refugee Committee
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
PEN Honduras
PEN International
Romero House
The Shoe Project
Simon Fraser University
Toronto Jewish Film Foundation
Toronto Public Library
The Ukrainian Political Prisoner Project

In Kind
Cision Canada Inc.
Peter Figura, Photographer
Flash Reproductions
Inniskillin Wines
The Hill Times and Embassy Newspapers
Jim Ryce Design & Direction Inc.
Literary Review of Canada
Maclean’s
Magazines Canada
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Parcel Design
Quill & Quire
Stratus Wines, Charles Baker
The Printing House
The Walrus

Honorary Members
Said Abdelkader
Azimjon Askarov
Emanuel Asrat
Raif Badawi
Temesken Ghebreyesus
Mattewos Habteab
Dawit Habtemichael
Medhanie Haile
Dawit Isaak
Yusuf Mohamed Ali
Eskinder Nega
Anna Politkovskaya
Rashad Ramazanov
José Armando Rodríguez Carreón
Nasrin Sotoudeh
Seyoum Tsehaye
Liu Xiaobo
Fesshaye Yohannes

Members

A
Elizabeth Adams
Peyman Adl Dousti Hagh
Anneli Andre-Barrett
George Anthony
Beth Appeldoorn

B
Rose Baotic
Darlene Barry Quaife
Jim Bartley
Nancy Bauer
Jacob Beaudrow
John Bechhoefer
David Bezmozgis
Neil Bissoondath
Becky Blake
Stephanie Bolster
Michael Bookman
Marian Botsford Fraser
Lisa Bourgault
Randy Boyagoda
Max Brem
Susan Briscoe
William Bruneau
Anne Brydon
Erna Buffie

C
Anthony Carnovale
Lucian Childs
Valerie Connor
Myrl Coulter
Susan Coyne
David Cronenberg
Alan Cumyn

D
Ryan Day
John Degen
Robert DeGoeij
Önder Deligöz
Suzanne DePoe
Kit Dobson
Mary Alice Downie
Catherine Dunphy

E
Marina Endicott

F
Robert Finley
Cynthia Flood
Charlie Foran
Arthur Frank
Keath Fraser
Larry French
Suzanne French

G
Elissa Gallander
Zoe Garnett
Catherine Gordon
Katherine Govier
Stephen Grant
Robert Hough & Susan Greer
Michael Groden

H
Celia Haig-Brown
Phil Hall
Merle Harris
Elizabeth Hay
Michael Healey
Louisa Howerow
Lisa Hunter Epstein

I
Frances Itani

J
Pamela Jacobs
Nancy Jamieson
Catherine Jeffery
Elizabeth Johnston
Joan Johnston

K
Alisha Kaplan
Elizabeth Kaplan
Emily Keeler
Richard Keith
Alexis Kienlen
Camie Kim
Mark Kingwell
David Koulack
Martha Kumsa

L
Marlene Lachcik
Michelynn Lafleche
Fiona Tinwei Lam
Robert A. Lane
Jennifer Lanthier
Ruth Larson
Alexander Leggatt
Marilyn Legge
Sylvia Legris
Joan Leishman
Amanda Lewis
Jane Lind
Damian Lopes
Gloria Lorenzen
Anna Luengo
Derek Lundy

M
Wendy MacIntyre
Jackie Manthorne
Dina Marques
Michael Martin
Abdulrahman Matar
Carol Matas
Robert McGill
Ken McGoogan
Scott McIntyre
Louise McKinney
Neil McKinnon
Gezahegn Mekonnen Demissie
Mark Migotti
Zoran Minderovic
Catherine Mitchell
Salah El-Din Mohssein
Anne Mokros
Kenrick Mose
Elise Moser
Sarah Murdoch
Victoria Musgrave
Omar Mouallem

N
Marie Natanson
Marina Nemat
Diana Newton-Smith
Nghia Huu Nguyen

O
Peter O’Brien
Cathy Ostlere

P
Brian Panhuyzen
Carole Parul
Kathleen Pattinson
Akram Pedramnia
Steve Pitt
Rita Pomade
Anna Porter
Patrice Pothier
Justine Purcell

R
Elana Rabinovitch
Claudia Radmore
Elizabeth Raymer
Magdalene Redekop
Michael Redhill
Gilbert Reid
Nino Ricci
Ingrid Rose
Naben Ruthnum
Mary Rykov

S
Maria Sabaye Moghaddam
Gabriel Safdie
Judie Sahadeo
Devyani Saltzman
John Ralston Saul
Doug Saunders
Hilary Scharper
Denise Schon
Alvin Schrader
Joseph Schreiber
Robert Shields
Gina Shochat-Rakoff
Peter Showler
Haroon Siddiqui
Ann Silversides
Merilyn Simonds
Caitlin Smith
Susan Smith
Daniel Stoffman
Lesley Strutt
Richard Stursberg
Rosemary Sullivan
George Swede

T
Tasleem Thawar
Hung Ton
Maria Tonu
Kim Trainor
Tam Tran

U
Lawrence Uhlin
Rui Umezawa

V
Djuradj Vujcic

W
Jennifer Walcott
David Waltner-Toews
Karen Walton
Janette Watt
Grace Westcott
Sue Wheeler
Rob Whitley
David A. Wilson
Carolyn Wood
Patrick Woodcock

Y
Alissa York

Z
Chro Zand

Supporters

A
Yoshimi Akiyama
Jason Anderson
Anonymous
Richard Archbold
Gladys Ascah
Sebastian Assuncao

B
Richard Bachmann
Lisa Balfour Bowen
Janet Beadle
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Paul Bennett
Corinne Berman
Jim Best
Leith Bishop
James Blonde
Michael Booth
Harvey Botting
Lynne Bowen
Magdalen Bowyer
Sandra Brazel
Jane Brett
Karma Brown
William Bryant

C
Lucie Carignan
Childhood for the Children Foundation
CHIMP: Charitable Impact Foundation
Lucia Cino
Kenneth Clarke
Ron Close
Andrew Cohen
Fran Cohen
Sarah Cooper
Lucille Côté
Rachel Crowe

D
David Daniels
Natalie Davidson
Vera DeWaard
Martin Dockrill
Maureen Dodig

F
Claudia Fieder
Arthur & Bonnie Fish
Claudia Fieder
Amy Fisher
Kristina Fliflet
Judy Fong Bates
Vera Frenkel
Margaret Fulford

G
Michael Gaade
Rebecca Garber
Penelope Gawn
David Goldbloom
Gabe Gonda
Government of Canada
Eva Green
Margaret Grice

H
Jeremy Hanson-Finger
Merle Harris
Lesley Harrison
Cheryl Hawkes
Doris Heffron
Lianne Hill
Sarah Hillyer
Mary Hirst
Ronald Hoffman
Lisa Horrocks
Leslie Hurtig
Amy Hutchison

J
James Jennings
David & Diane Johnston

K
Jennifer Keenan
David Kendall
Tanya Kololian
Myrna Kostash
Susan Kushneryk

L
Ben Ladouceur
Jennifer Lanthier
Elizabeth Levitt
Mariko Liliefeldt
Phil Lind
Sandra Linsdell
Chris Luginbuhl
Simone Lumsden

M
Sarah Macdonald
Nava Maham
Maria Maksymiw
Laura Marr
Emile Martel
Sandra Martin
Bob McArthur
S.A.M. McCue
Donald McGorman
Scott McIntyre
Marianne McKenna
Angus McLaren
Sheryl McLaughlin
Ian McNeil
Trina McQueen
Lawrence Mirkin
Elise Moser

N
Andrea Nemeth
Barbara Jean Newton
Cynthia Nightingale

O
Kathryn O’Hara
Sheila O’Reilly
Susan O’Reilly
Katrina Onstad
Ontario Teachers’ Federation

P
PayPal Charitable Giving Fund
Payvand Communications
Julia Perreira
Par Pettersson
Anna Porter
Robert Porter
Elizabeth Priddle
Timothy Pritchard
Jana Pruden

R
Monique Rabideau
Parinita Rajagopalan
Brenda Roche
Karen Ruddy

S
Saskatchewan Festival of Words
Charles Scott
Evelyn Sharpe
Shopbrain
David Simmons
Elaine Slater
Glenn Smith
Stephanie Stavro
Simon Strauss
Sarmishta Subramanian
Kevin Sylvester
Dianna Symonds

T
Barbara E. Tangney
Greg Thompson
Kathy Thompson
Laura Trachuk
Julia Tremain
Elizabeth Trivett

U
United Way of Greater Toronto

W
Eleanor Wachtel
Samuel Webster
Daniel Weinzweig
Rick White
Natalie Williams
Steven Wilson
Richard Rotchtin & Lynn Wintraub
Randy Witten
Dorothy Woodhouse

Y
Nermeen Youssef

Z
Cathy Zadoretzky
Kate Ziegler
Diane Zinn

Board of Directors

President
Richard Stursberg

Vice President
Neil Bissoondath

Secretary
Michael Bookman

Treasurer
Dina Marques

Communications Chair
Jennifer Lanthier

Writers in Exile Chair
Marina Nemat

Membership Chair
Suzanne DePoe

Members at Large
Valerie Connor
Nancy Jamieson
Emily Keeler
Scott McIntyre
Elise Moser
Omar Mouallem
Elana Rabinovitch
Devyani Saltzman

Past Presidents
Randy Boyagoda
Philip Slayton
Charlie Foran
Ellen Seligman
Nelofer Pazira
Constance Rooke
Haroon Siddiqui
Reza Baraheni
Sandra Martin
Ann Ireland
Katherine Govier
Ron Graham
Nino Ricci
Marian Botsford Fraser
Alison Gordon
Louise Dennys
John Ralston Saul
June Callwood
Graeme Gibson
Timothy Findley
Margaret Atwood

Advisory Board
Pym Buitenhuis
David Cronenberg
Ron Deibert
Charlie Foran
Ramin Jahanbegloo
Mark Kingwell
Naomi Klein
Yann Martel
Rohinton Mistry
Clayton Ruby

Staff

Executive Director
Brendan de Caires

Office Manager
Vera DeWaard

Volunteers
Anneli Andre-Barrett
Sohaila Khaliqyar
Anne MacKenzie
Adrian McKerrercher
Jennifer Moore
Anjalee Nadarajan
Jason Reichert
Mary Rykov
Bilal Sahin
Christine Wong

Speakers
Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay
Margaret Atwood
Randy Boyagoda
Graeme Gibson
Rick Mercer
Susan Ormiston
Catherine Porter
John Ralston Saul
Johanna Schneller
Sam Tanenhaus

Special Thanks
Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay
María José Bancalari
Marta Baziuk
Gary Beelik
David Bezmozgis
Biblioasis
Valerie Connor
Christine Dang
Suzanne DePoe
Janne Duncan
Anouchka Freybe
Esi Edugyan
Omar El Akkad
Paola Gomez
Sturla Gunnarsson
Miranda Hill
Jim Ryce Design & Direction Inc.
Stephanie Koenig
Jennifer Lanthier
Sandra Martin
Media Profile
Rick Mercer
Lisa Moore
Elise Moser
Omar Mouallem
Parcel Design
Penguin Random House Canada
Elana Rabinovitch
John Ralston Saul
Johanna Schneller
Peter Showler
Frank Smyth
Alex Stephenson
Jack Vanden Broek
Sanna Wani
Grace Westcott
White Pine Pictures
Ashraf Zaghal

And all those who have contributed their thoughts and time.

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