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.


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


House Concert Network: Brenda Byers


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

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


Newsletter - Tell all-Dis tout: Jack Howard


Conference 2018 Peterborough, Ontario: John Bennett 

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

Online Events Calendar: Heather Whaley


Telling Tuesday: Bob Graham


Awards and Grants

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


Emerging Teller and Mentor Awards, Elaine O’Reilly


Storykeeper Award, Ann Rothfels


Canadian Storytelling Night, Barry Gray


World Storytelling Day, Lynda Joyce


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


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