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The Canadian Federation of Poets is a growing organization, with a vibrant and important contribution to the poetry landscape, and in the success of poetry being recognized more prominently. In addition, we focus on how to get more exposure for poets, their work, their events, and to help promote them to the community. Doing this is a large job, and completely done on a volunteer basis. As a result, your help and skills are greatly needed, and appreciated, and compensated by things such as newsletter and magazine promotion for free.*

If you have some time, please take a look and consider the following positions that are available.

 

Federation Chairs:
These are poets willing to start a local group in their community. It is as easy as selecting a location, a date, and posting a notice there, and then letting me know so I can promote it. You'd be amazed at how many people would like to get together and share their work with others locally. It is a great way to bring poetry to the people, and out of the schools, libraries and homes.
Contact Tracy Repchuk if you would like to know more!

 

Marketing & PR:
This is for a savvy person that loves to communicate with other groups. It involves educating groups of who the CFP is, and seeing if they are interested in becoming an affiliate, or placing a link on their site for us, or trading advertising channels, etc. This is a great way to spread the word and get the group you are involved with known on a large scale.
Contact Tracy Repchuk to apply or find out more!

 

UK: Marketing & PR
This is for a savvy person that loves to communicate with other groups. It involves educating groups of who the CFP is, and seeing if they are interested in becoming an affiliate, or placing a link on their site for us, or trading advertising channels, etc. This is a great way to spread the word and get the group you are involved with known on a large scale.
Contact Tracy Repchuk to apply or find out more!

 

USA: Marketing & PR
This is for a savvy person that loves to communicate with other groups. It involves educating groups of who the CFP is, and seeing if they are interested in becoming an affiliate, or placing a link on their site for us, or trading advertising channels, etc. This is a great way to spread the word and get the group you are involved with known on a large scale.
Contact Tracy Repchuk to apply or find out more!

 

Africa: Marketing & PR
This is for a savvy person that loves to communicate with other groups. It involves educating groups of who the CFP is, and seeing if they are interested in becoming an affiliate, or placing a link on their site for us, or trading advertising channels, etc. This is a great way to spread the word and get the group you are involved with known on a large scale.
Contact Tracy Repchuk to apply or find out more!

 

Magazine Coordinator: paid position
This position relates to Poetry Canada magazine. What is involved is selling advertising to anyone that is interested. Publishers, galleries, businesses, poets, printing houses, coffee shops, anyone you can think of. The ads are beautiful, in full-colour, and start at only $27.50. You get 10% commission for every sale, and renewal of an ad. With ads that go up to $2000 with 6 x frequency - this can be a great way to earn extra cash. Commissions are paid monthly after payment is received from advertiser. The CFP handles all of the billing and sample requirements, as well as ad design and layout. Check out the ad rates for yourself.
Contact Tracy Repchuk to apply or find out more!

* Free - a term of one-year has to be donated and then you will receive a free promotional opportunity that is equivalent to the time and effort expended in the position.
 

Here is the team so far:

President & Founder
- Tracy Lynn Repchuk

Tracy Lynn Repchuk is the president and founder, and has made it her personal mission to ensure that poetry becomes a mainstream medium, and that poets are recognized, respected and honoured for what they are - a stabalizing and cultural reflection of society. As a writer and poet, we are responsible for creating the landscape for generations to come, so we must be heard in order to accomplish this.

Thanks to these fine people, I am only responsible now for running the operation, web site, newsletter, member management, emails, magazine distribution, finances, strategic planning, communication flows, marketing and advertising, PR, quality assurance, and success stories.

National Coordinator for Canada
- Cheryl Xavier

Cheryl was an immediate powerhouse for the CFP as she created the Peel-Halton Federation of Poets, and attended numerous events on behalf of the CFP. In addition to her amazing skills, she is also a publisher of poetry books, and has assisted members in their book production cost effectively.  

Feel free to contact Cheryl if you're interested in opening up a Federation/Group in your area.

She can be reached at CherylX@federationofpoets.com

Publishing Coordinator - InnerSurf Publishing
    InnerSurf Publishing is responsible for the coordination and printing of CFP anthologies and publications for the organization and its members.
Education Director - Robert Hayes
    Robert is a retired math and science teacher who works as a technical writer for a manufacturing enterprise. He has published a text book on mathematics for carpenters, and written several in-house learning modules on math and science. He loves writing - writes everyday. He hopes to make a significant contribution to the CFP and wants to see a book of his Prairie Poetics published along with riddles and short stories. He has three daughters, 5 grandchildren. His youngest daugter is 8 years old.

    Robert is responsible for ensuring that anyone who is registered to achieve their Poet's Certificate from the lessons on the site, is progressing. He is also required to check current postings for accuracy, and send in a report of the name and week # that a poet has completed to.
Marketing & PR - open


Calendar Coordinator
- Betty Dobson

Betty Dobson is an award-winning, published writer and the owner of InkSpotter Publishing. As a longtime volunteer, she donates her time and her talents to causes close to her heart, including adult literacy, AIDS awareness, and the prevention of violence against women. She shares her living space with an overgrown kitty who believes (rightly or wrongly) that he's the one in charge. Find out more at: http://inkspotter.com/

Betty is responsible for updating the online calendar with CFP, member, and affiliate events.


Youth Division Director - Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    This person is responsible for monitoring the activity on the Youth Forum, and for ensuring youth know that membership to the CFP is free, and to promote this where ever possible. Ages 15 and under are free. This is a very important position, because it is the youth that will keep poetry prominent in their lives, integrated into whatever they do, and support and promote this important literary medium.

Forum Manager - Donna Thompson
    This person is responsible for greeting new forum participants, and helping to welcome and orient them through their journey. They also watch for inappropriate postings, language and ill treatment of any person.

Magazine Coordinator - Janet Harvey
    This position relates to Poetry Canada magazine. What is involved is selling advertising to anyone that is interested. Publishers, galleries, businesses, poets, printing houses, coffee shops, anyone you can think of. The ads are beautiful, in full-colour, and start at only $27.50. You get 10% commission for every sale, and renewal of an ad. With ads that go up to $2000 with 6 x frequency - this can be a great way to earn extra cash. Commissions are paid monthly after payment is received from advertiser. The CFP handles all of the billing and sample requirements, as well as ad design and layout. Check out the ad rates for yourself.

Relationship Manager - Jacquii Cooke
    This person is responsible for seeking out appropriate places on the internet to get the CFP listed. It can be done at your convenience, in however much time you have. My goal would be at least one new link per week for a total of 52 at the end of the year. It is easy to do, just do a search on poetry sites, check them out, and if they're appropriate, email and ask for a link if they have a links section.

Membership Assistant - Donelda Kent
    This involves contacting expired members and reminding them it is time to renew. Usually no more than 10 calls per month. Great for people that like the phone, and enjoy talking to others. Needs to be someone with an unlimited phone plan. Usually doesn't take more than 20 minutes time on the phone in total, but I don't want anyone to incur extra expenses on our behalf.

Membership Liaison - Sylvia McGrath
    This is a great position for somebody that likes to get feedback and know what is going on all the time. What is involved is emailing a survey to new users to ensure they are oriented, emailing a survey to current users to ensure they are satisfied, and emailing a testimonial request to renewing members, to get feedback on why the CFP is a great group to belong to. All surveys and email details are provided, it is a matter of sending them until a response is gotten, and then providing the CFP with details and testimonials for use in the newsletter and website. In addition, a request for a website link would also be contained in the survey so that all members with a website list their affiliation with the CFP.

India: Marketing & PR - Nikhil Perekh
    This is done by a person that loves to communicate with other groups. It involves educating groups of who the CFP is, and seeing if they are interested in becoming an affiliate, or placing a link on their site for us, or trading advertising channels, etc. This is a great way to spread the word and get the group you are involved with known on a large scale.

Advisory Board
These persons were selected as a result of their similar passions, and care for the direction and outcome of humanity and the arts.
  • George Alger - President of Artists for a Better World
  • Bunny Iskov - Founder of The Ontario Poetry Society
  • George Arnold - Continental Coordinator for CFP
  • Cheryl Xavier - National Coordinator for CFP
     

    Federation Chairs

  • Oakville Federation - Saskia Maddock
  • Burlington BAC Federation - Saskia Maddock
  • Burlington Heritage Federation - Jean Burbidge
  • Peel Region Federation - Cheryl Xavier
  • New Brunswick - Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
  • Calgary AB Federation - Wei Yin
  • Penticton BC Federation - Donna Thompson
  • North Vancouver BC Federation - Deborah Kelly
  • Ottawa Federation - Richard Vallance
  • Halifax Federation of Poets - Donelda Kent
  • Quebec Federation - Richard Masterton
  • Durham Region Federation- Stella Ducker
  • India Federation of Poets - India: Nikhil Parekh
  • Ukranian Federation of Poets - Dymytri Drosdovscky
  • © Canadian Federation of Poets