Terms and Conditions


Registration is confirmed only when payment is received. You may make arrangements for payment by contacting the office.The minimum class size is five people and the maximum is twelve. (some exceptions may apply) 

Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy

AWCS reserves the right to cancel any course or workshop that does not reach minimum registration within 4 days of class commencement.

In the event of an AWCS imposed cancellation, the registrant will receive a full refund or credit to be used at a later date or may choose to transfer to another class if space permits.

Any registrant can withdraw from a course up to one week prior to start date, unless otherwise stated, and receive a refund minus a $30 admin fee or a full credit to be used for a future course. No refunds will be issued after this date.


If for some reason you need to withdraw from a weekly class and let us know prior to the start of the second class, AWCS will offer a 50% credit to be used towards a future class. Sorry, no refunds.

Code of Conduct

As a member, student, guest or representative of AWCS, we expect everyone to maintain an attitude of mutual respect toward other participants, guests and instructors in classes, programs and events.

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and possess different skill levels of writing and varying personalities. That’s what makes our community unique and special. We want you to feel safe to express your feelings and share your thoughts without danger of repercussion and we want others to feel the same way.

We will not tolerate offensive language, harassment, bullying, excessive alcohol use at events, or disrespect of the AWCS space, staff or volunteers. Please contact us immediately if you feel uncomfortable in any situation.

We will not tolerate plagiarism on any level. Before submitting a case on plagiarism, please make sure you are familiar with Canadian Copyright laws. http://www.accesscopyright.ca/about-us/copyright-basics/

Any participant in our programs will respect privacy, confidentiality and intellectual property for any work shared in a class or other program or electronically, whether verbal or written. 

Anyone found to be in violation of our Code of Conduct, will be removed from a class or event and membership may be suspended.