SHARE OUR VISION!

We aim to make OIW the go-to organization in the National Capital Region for everyone who loves to write, whether they are just starting out, writing for their own and family's enjoyment, emerging authors, established authors or professional technical writers and editors. We believe that by working together and reaching out to other literary and arts organizations, we can make an important contribution to the literaray scene in Canada's national capital. 

DISCOUNTS ON MEMBERSHIP FEES

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HOW CAN I PAY?

You can pay on our website via PayPal or credit card. At the start of any OIW program meeting, you may pay in cash, by cheque, payable to OIW, or by major credit cards or mail a cheque to Ottawa Independent Writers, P.O. Box 39016, Ottawa ON K1H 1A1.

If you prefer, you may pay securely by credit card by clicking the Paypal option and choosing Credit Card. Visa, MC, Amex and Discover are accepted.

We are not equipped to accept debit cards.

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IF I FIND THAT THE OIW IS NOT FOR ME, CAN I GET A REFUND?

For refund questions, please send a message in the form below.

For new members who quickly decide the investment is not what they wanted, OIW will refund the membership fee, upon written application by the member within one month of the start of the membership, less the value of one month of membership.

 

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GREAT, COUNT ME IN! WHERE AND WHEN DO WE MEET?

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month, except for the months of July, August and December, at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. W. Socializing starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meetings begin at 7 p.m. sharp. FOR THE DATE OF OUR NEXT MEETING, PLEASE CHECK OUR HOME PAGE

The OIW offers a number of attractive packages and discounts for full-time students, families, seniors and multi-year memberships. Here is our fee structure.

 

  • One year adult membership  $75

  • Two year adult membership  $135 (10% saving) 

BONUS: an additional three months added on.

 

  • One year senior (65 years of age and over) $50

 

  • Two year senior membership  $90 (10% saving)

BONUS: an additional three months added on.

 

  • One year family membership (generally two adults) $135 (10% saving)

 

  • Two year family membership $240(11% saving)

    BONUS: an additional three months added on.

 

  • One year family senior membership $ 90 (10% saving)

 

  • Two year family senior membership  $150 (16% saving)

BONUS: an additional three months added on.

 

  • One year full-time student membership $30

 

  • Two year full-time student membership  $50 (17% saving)

BONUS: an additional three months added on.

 

  • One year associate membership  $30, available only to those who have been regular members and then move away from the Ottawa area where they would normally be able to attend meetings, but are still eligible to attend if they visit Ottawa. New members who choose to join from a distance pay the applicable full rate.

 

  • Two year associate members $50 (17% saving)

BONUS: an additional three months added on.

 

  • Non-members who wish to try us out pay a $10 non-member fee for most meetings, that can be applied to your membership fee if you decide to join later. Please keep your receipt.

Please note that for all membership renewals, The Board of Directors has authorized a $5 per year fee reduction, as a "loyalty bonus". Please adjust your payment to benefit from this. All members who renew BEFORE their expiry date receive a one month free extension of their renewal.

OIW MEMBERSHIP IS FREE FOR 2020

2020 has been unusual and, for many, a difficult year.

Because of the uncertain times we are living in, the OIW Board of Directors has decided to offer free memberships for the 2020-21 season.

 

For current members who have already paid for 2020-21, your membership will be extended to September 2022. New members can join now for free with annual fees only starting in September of 2021.

 

As September is the start of the OIW program season, after Sept 2021, any new members joining will have their dues pro-rated by the number of months it takes to get them to September, so that the entire membership is always on the same payment schedule.

 

Please contact the Membership Director, Gladys Galay, at membershipoiw@gmail.com, with any questions.

1. Fill out this form to join OIW

2. Pay for membership

Membership fees on hold until Sept 2021

* Please note, for senior renewal, the dollar amount needs to be added manually in the 'Price' box in the next window.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

 

HOW CAN I PAY?

 

You can pay in cash, by cheque, payable to OIW, or by major credit cards at the start of any program meeting or mail a cheque to Ottawa Independent Writers, P.O. Box 39016, Ottawa ON K1H 1A1.

You may also click one of the Paypal options and choose a major credit card, which is the second option.

 

 

 

For all membership inquiries, other than payments, please contact Gladys Galay at membershipoiw@gmail.com

 

 

ADDRESS

Ottawa Independent Writers

Postal Box 39016

Ottawa, ON  K1H 1A1

 

Email: oiwmailbox@gmail.com

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