About Us

What we do

What we do

Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) supports the art of oral storytelling through its storytellers and its story listeners.

SC-CC Activities and Projects

Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC)

  • Advocates for the art form of storytelling;

  • Advocates for storytelling groups and individual tellers;

  • Provides opportunities for education, training, and professional development through conferences and workshops;

  • Promotes communication between storytelling groups and storytellers via our website and various social media

  • Provides a directory of members;

  • Promotes upcoming storytelling activities and opportunities by means of calendars and newsletters

  • Provides the latest National Arts News from the Canadian Arts Coalition ;

  • Showcases member’s talents  and products in the Member’s Online Library

  • Provides group insurance through the Writer’s Coalition

  • Develops and maintains contact with other national gatherings and professional associations.

  • Provides grants to assist members planning events for World Storytelling Day and Canadian Storytelling Night, and selects  3 members each year to participate in TD Canadian Children’s Book Week.

  • Recognizes outstanding Canadian Storytellers through its StorySave Programme.  StorySave records the work of master storytellers and makes it available to listeners world-wide as part of a living legacy through the web site and through the production of CDs.  

  • Recognizes Canadian storytellers who have made a significant contribution to the art of storytelling Canada through the Storykeeper Award, and encourages new storytellers through the “Emerging Storyteller” Award.


Projects:

Indigenous Advisory Council: Louise Profeit-Leblanc, Beverley McKiver, Lesley Parlane,

indigenous@


House Concert Network: Brenda Byers

houseconcerts@


SC-Radio-CC (staff) David Merleau, Project Manager radio@


Magazine- Le Raconteur: Laurie Malabar, Lynne Torrie, Marylyn Peringer (editors)

publications@


Newsletter - Tell all-Dis tout: Jack Howard

publications@


Conference 2018 Peterborough, Ontario: John Bennett 

Conference 2019, Fredericton, New Brunswick: Joanne Haley-Leblanc conference2019@


Online Events Calendar: Heather Whaley

calendar@


Telling Tuesday: Bob Graham

tellingtuesday@


Awards and Grants


Canadian Children’s Book Centre Tours, Clara Dugas and Kathie Kompass

td-bookweek@


Emerging Teller and Mentor Awards, Elaine O’Reilly

emerging-storyteller@


Storykeeper Award, Ann Rothfels

storykeeper@


Canadian Storytelling Night, Barry Gray

canadianstorytellingnight@


World Storytelling Day, Lynda Joyce

worldstorytellingday@


StorySave Program, Marion Gruner (Sue Charters and Norm Walker co chairs) Program Manager

storysave@





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