Storytellers for Children is an active response to the growing interest in storytelling for children and youth and is committed to:

  • promoting storytelling for children & youth,

  • developing a national network for storytellers, families & communities.


Storytellers for Children is a member-based association co-ordinated by volunteer executive directors: Joan Bailey, Donna Dudinsky, Erika Webster, Sally Jaeger, Lara Munro, April Nicolle, Hildy Stollery, Wendy Lulham, Kim Michele and Harriet Xanthakos.


  • co-host performances with public libraries, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, The Bata Shoe Museum, historic settings, school boards, Frontier College, Riverdale Farm, provincial literacy networks, and other organizations

  • provide storytelling concerts for children and their families

  • create a national network for Canada’s “storytelling for children & youth” community of tellers

  • facilitate bi-annual adult storytelling SWAPS called “The TALKING POT” to discuss resources, strategies, voices & visions for our work with children & youth, as well as to grow from and encourage one another

  • produce storytelling newsletters, bibliographies, thematic pamphlets, reviews of events and oral tradition resources

  • present professional development workshops for E.C.E. seminars, parent-education networks, teachers, librarians, children’s literature scholars, storytellers, and others