Details and Cost of Canadian Training

To read general information about the trainings, please go to this link:

Amherst Writers Trainings

For specific information about the Canadian Training, please read on:

AWA Ecology Retreat Centre 2015The Jericho House location (as with the location for all AWA Trainings) is a self-contained, residential location conducive to a positive and focused group experience.

The training requires either shared rooms or off-site accommodations and has comfortable meeting spaces and delicious food.

This Residential Initial Leadership Training is $2,250 for shared accommodations. A limited number of single accommodations can occasionally be made available at extra cost. The cost includes tuition, training materials, accommodations for four nights, meals, and one year of Affiliate status within AWA (a value of $175).

Non-Residential Leadership Trainings are $2,050 and the cost includes everything listed above except sleeping accommodations for four nights.
Both the Residential and Non-Residential Training Tuition have a $500 deposit required with the application (which will be deducted from the full tuition fee).

If you have been accepted into the Canadian 2021 AWA Training and you would like to pay your training balance, please visit this page.

Canadian Training for Canadians in Canadian Dollars:
Recognizing that US currency exchange rates make it more financially challenging for Canadians to attend trainings, the International office has agreed that this Canadian training will be offered in Canadian dollars at a rate close to par with American currency.

The application deposit of $500 is in Canadian funds.

This special rate is provided for Canadians residing in Canada. If you are not previously known to the organization through a workshop, you may be asked to provide proof of Canadian citizenship and residency.


Click here to read about the Application Process.