WGC Diversity Initiatives
The first initiative championed by the diversity committee of the Writers Guild of Canada is the WGC Diversity Script of the Month. This ongoing program gives WGC members with diverse backgrounds the chance to have their scripts read by industry leaders with real decision-making power. The WGC defines diverse writers as belonging to any of the following groups: Indigenous peoples, people of colour, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.
The first call for applications closed on March 19, 2018. A second call for applications is now open. Eligible applicants are encouraged to submit an original script before November 16, 2018. Members of the WGC diversity committee will read the scripts and select a shortlist. Each month, one of the selected scripts will be sent to a group of industry leaders.
If you are a WGC member and fit the WGC definition of diverse writers, please download the program guidelines to find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.
If you have any questions about the program contact Natalia Escobar Bohorquez, the WGC's director of strategy and research. Email Natalia at email@example.com.