An annual writing contest for Canadian students in
Grade 5 to 8


World Literacy Canada is a non-profit Canadian voluntary organization that promotes international development and social justice. With 60 years’ experience successfully delivering literacy education, World Literacy Canada believes that illiteracy is both a cause and consequence of poverty.

Funded by TD, World Literacy Canada’s Write For a Better World initiative is a nation-wide bilingual writing contest, open to students in grades 5 to 8. Formerly known as ‘Write/Right to Read,’ the contest has engaged more than 6,300 Canadian students since 2008!

World Literacy Canada’s Write for a Better World contest is designed for Canadian elementary school children to think of themselves as global citizens with the ability and responsibility to participate actively in world affairs.  With its goal of inspiring global citizenship in Canada’s youth, the program has attracted the support of numerous award-winning Canadian children’s authors, including Kenneth Oppel, Arthur Slade, Deborah Ellis, Eric Walters, Kelley Armstrong, Kathy Stinson and Jonathan Auxier.

For more information about the contest, click here.