About Us

Who we are

Our Mandate

Our Mandate

Storytellers of Canada is devoted to connecting people, reflecting culture, and inspiring discovery through the art of Storytelling.


We Value: 

  • The roots of storytelling as an oral tradition to pass on one to another;
  • Oral storytelling as a performing art, and storytellers who have professional aspirations;
  • Oral storytelling reflecting diversity and intangible cultural heritage; 
  • Listeners of all ages hearing stories told in a variety of settings, languages and for different purposes;
  • Storytellers and supporters working together for artistic excellence, creation and innovation.

Priorities 2017-2019

  • Membership Services and Products
  • Membership Communications and Outreach
  • Professional Development
  • Audience Engagement
  • Francophone mobilisation 

Our History

Our History

Celebrating Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada

Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) was founded in 1993 as a result of a national meeting in Montreal instigated by Rosalyn Cohen. Since then, SC-CC holds an national conference in a different location each year. In 2000, SC-CC was incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization and received its National Arts Service Organization designation.

SC-CC functions as the national representative for those involved in maintaining and practising oral traditions in Canada.

SC-CC encourages the participation of all peoples, by recognizing storytelling as a common root of all cultures and by making strong, positive efforts towards regional and cultural inclusion.

(Pictured: the founding members of SC-CC at their first conference in Montreal, 1993)

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