About Us



StorySave is a program of Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada recording the voices of elders from the Canadian storytelling community. Those voices are then made available to listeners world-wide as part of a living legacy through our website and through the production and sale of CDs and/or other recordings.


Nominations are welcome for all storytellers who have made a significant contribution to the storytelling world. Only those nominees who have developed a marked personal style to the craft of storytelling, including but not limited to their vision, technique, interests, influence, history, and specific repertoire will be considered.


Each year StorySave Committee members will select the person(s) who will be the next to be recorded from the nominations received. The StorySave Chair presides over the deliberations.

Initially, the committee looks at three things:

  1. That the nominee is an accomplished teller who is highly respected and acknowledged within their community 

  2. That they have a distinct and unique repertoire of stories

  3. That there is a Dedicated Production Committee in place, ideally one that is local to the nominee, dedicated to seeing a StorySave project through to successful fruition. With the support of the StorySave Project Manager, the committee works on technical aspects, fundraising, production, launches and other necessary local details.

To learn more about what to consider before making a StorySave nomination and being part of a StorySave Production Committee, click here

Nomination Procedure

You may nominate a teller using the online form below. All nominations must be received no later than midnight EST on February 15th, 2024. If you have any additional questions, please direct them to the StorySave Program Manager at storysave@storytellers-conteurs.ca

*Please note: when you have submitted your application successfully there will be an on-screen confirmation as well as an email sent to your account confirming the application was sent. If you do not receive this email, please email the Program Manager storysave@storytellers-conteurs.ca

Online Application Form

Name *
Email *
Name of nominee *
Address and phone number of nominee *
Email of nominee *
Address and telephone number of nominator *
Email of nominator *
The Nominee has been contacted by the Nominator: *
Please provide a statement on why the nominee should be considered by the StorySave Committee. The statement should be a maximum of 250 words. *
If available, please provide a CV for the nominee.
YOUR DEDICATED PRODUCTION COMMITTEE: For the Information package on Dedicated Production Committees, please see the link above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/medias/iw/STORYSAVE_NOMINATIONS_PACKAGE_FINAL_EN.pdf
You must be willing to form a Dedicated Production Committee to support this nomination and the proposed project. You must name at least one other committee member. The size of the committee will depend on the details of your project, which you may discuss with the Program Manager. For more information on Dedicated Production Committees, please review the above document *
Please enter the names of your Dedicated Production Committee Member(s) *
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