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Canadian Storytelling Night

Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada offers grants to support cross-Canada events for Canadian Storytelling Night. 

CSN-SNC is a growing event supported by Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada, an opportunity to share Canadian stories, a time to gather at the turn of the year when the nights grow longer and colder, and a companion to World Storytelling Day in March.

Begun in Orillia, Ontario in 2012, Canadian Storytelling Night was celebrated in 2016 by more than a dozen events across the country, from Victoria to Halifax!

Canadian Storytelling Night is held annually during the first week of November. Small grants are available from SC-CC to applicants organizing events for Canadian Storytelling Night. Hold a Canadian Storytelling Night in your community. Join a national event, and promote storytelling close to home.

November 3rd 2018 was the 7th Canadian Storytelling Night! This year's theme was Running Deep - The Power of Water. SC-CC is pleased to announce that in 2018 we awarded event funding assistance to Saskatoon Storytellers' Guild (contact is Danica Lorer)Deborah Dunleavy in Brockville, Ontario, Storytelling Orillia (contact is Susan Charters) and Cambridge, Ontario's Fresh Stories (contact is Carol Leigh Wehking)

2019's Canadian Storytelling Night's theme is "A Breath of Fresh Air". We are turning to air as we look to the north and the fourth quarter of the medicine wheel that we have been drawing on as inspiration for the event. The date this year is November 2, 2019, although events may be held before or after that date as it suits your community.

To apply for event funding in your community, use our online application form in the Member Pages. The annual deadline for applications is normally June 15 but has been extended to June 29th.  Please contact the project officer for more details, or visit the Canadian Storytelling Night website, and our Canadian Storytelling Night Event Calendar

Questions? Contact Brian Hetherington, Project Officer: canadianstorytellingnight@

It's a big country! There's room for you!

Resources for CSN Event Coordinators

Canadian Storytelling Night Logos:



Logos for our funders for placement on all promotional materials:

Canada Council for the Arts

Ontario Arts Council

Storytellers of Canada logo:


Older Events:

2017's Canadian Storytelling Night was held November 4th, with the theme  Feed the Fires - Stories to Warm Us. SC-CC is pleased to announce that event funding assistance was provided to the Nelson Storytelling Guild, TALES Calgary, the Saskatoon Storytelling Guild, Storytelling Orillia, and Toronto'sYork Storytelling Guild.

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