Our Vision and Values

The Songwriters Association of Canada is a friendly community of music creators that exists to support each other in the creative journey. We achieve this by advocating on behalf of music creators to protect the value of their work and by offering a suite of invaluable services as part of an affordable membership offering. We also provide educational resources and facilitate networking that helps music creators to connect with labels, producers, partners and other music creators.

For more than 35 years, we have battled to help music creators to build their careers by getting paid for their work and worked to build a community around the art and business of creating music.

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

Our Values

The S.A.C. is guided by a number of core beliefs that inform all our advocacy, education and community activities. Each day we work towards building an ethical, fair and optimistic future for music creators in Canada. Fundamental to this are three principal values:


The S.A.C. led by active professional music creators and works in the areas of community, education, advocacy. We are committed to the development and recognition of Canadian music creators by pursuing the following strategic aims.


Protect the right of music creators to benefit from and receive fair compensation for the use of their work


Develop activities that allow members to directly benefit from the sense of community shared by music creators across Canada


Encourage a more favourable legislative and economic environment for music creators by providing a united national voice when dealing with government, the music industry and the general public


Advance the craft and enterprise of songwriting through educational programs, networking opportunities, dissemination of business knowledge and other services