Patron Categories and Benefits


PEN Canada Patrons are the foundation of the work we do. Your support allows us to fulfill our mission: to celebrate literature, defend freedom of expression, and support writers whose writing places them in peril.

Your donation helps free persecuted writers from prison and exiled writers make new lives in Canada. It supports PEN’s security training for at-risk journalists in the Americas and our advocacy for imprisoned writers around the world.

In recognition of those generous gifts, our Patrons are invited to intimate salons with celebrated writers and they receive special recognition in our annual report and on our website.

Annual and monthly giving recognition levels:

  • 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)

Payment options for your donation are as follows:

  • via credit card: call 416-703-8448 Ext. 2221 (Visa/Mastercard)
  • online at
  • send a cheque to PEN Canada, 401 Richmond St. W., Suite 244, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

A tax receipt for the full amount of your donation will be issued per CRA guidelines.