About S.A.C.


The S.A.C. is a friendly community of songwriters here to support each other in the creative journey.  We also advocate on behalf of songwriters to protect the value of our work.  Being a member has many privileges including opportunities to network, get your music heard, as well as honing the craft.  Why not join today and start connecting with others through our on-line community.  You can also protect your work through the Canadian SongVault.  We look forward to hearing your songs, and meeting you in person at one of our many upcoming events!


To have a universal recognition that songs play a spiritual and intellectual role in society which is of profound and lasting benefit to humanity.


To protect and develop the creative and business environments for songwriters in Canada and around the world.


Advocacy - Education - Community

An association led by active professional songwriters, the S.A.C. is committed to the development and recognition of Canadian composers, lyricists and songwriters by pursuing:
  • their right to benefit from and receive fair compensation for, the use of their work;
  • the advancement of the craft and enterprise of songwriting through educational programs, networking opportunities, dissemination of business knowledge and other services;
  • a more favourable environment through the provision of a united national voice when dealing with government, the music industry and the general public; and
  • the development of activities which allow members to reach out and enjoy the sense of community shared by songwriters.

Part of the S.A.C.'s mandate is to establish activities which allow members to reach out and enjoy a sense of community.

Many of our songwriters experience this aspect of membership by attending Songbird North (formerly Bluebird North), webinars online and participating in discussions at annual general meetings and the S.A.C.'s extensive music creator community online.

Members in regions all across Canada have the opportunity to create their own local songwriting community through the S.A.C. Regional Writers' Group program. For more information check the calendar for a group in your community, or contact us at 866-456-7664.

Respect in the Workplace

The Songwriters Association of Canada joins the Canadian Music Community to support the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct and agrees that there are a variety of important issues that need to be addressed to ensure a healthy culture, with zero tolerance to all forms of harassment. To all S.A.C. employees, board directors, officers, contractors and consultants: Please familiarize yourself with and abide by the procedures contained in this policy. To read the full S.A.C. Anti-Harassment Policy, click here.

Archived Songwriters Survey

In 2009 we ran a survey to determine the level of satisfaction of our members as well as find out how we could improve our services.  Thank you to all who took the time to take part in our survey.  The results were helpful and encouraging.  Click Here to see a summary of your answers.