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Stephen Leacock Association

About Us

The Board of Directors of the Stephen Leacock Associates works to preserve the literary legacy of Stephen Leacock, oversee the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour award and encourage the growth of Canadian humour writing.

The prestigious Memorial Medal, accompanied by a $25,000 prize generously sponsored by the Dunkley Charitable Foundation, has been awarded annually since 1947 for the best Canadian book of literary humour published in the previous year. The award has attained an international reputation and is the only one of its kind for Canadian humour writing.

The board also administers an annual Student Award for humour writing, to encourage young writers.  This is also sponsored by the Dunkley Charitable Foundation.

Stephen Leacock Associates is registered as a non-profit charitable corporation.  Our registration number is 11917 2922 RR0001.