VSEAL’s Poetry for our Future! program is always looking to expand and welcomes proposals for workshops from:

  • Schools, shelters, and other charitable organizations

  • Poets and/or educators with a lively interest in contemporary literature

  • Please submit a workshop outline and approach in line with the age group of learners at a proposed venue. Each 1-hour workshop will be remunerated at the rate of $125. For more information or to submit a proposal, please email

    VSEAL’s publishing projects include the biannual Vallum: Contemporary Poetry magazine and the Vallum Chapbook Series. In order to further fulfill its goal of promoting literacy within the local, Montreal community, VSEAL also administers an outreach program, Poetry for our Future!, which hosts workshops in schools, shelters, and charitable organizations throughout the city, and occasionally in Ontario. These workshops focus on literacy, creative writing, literary appreciation, and self-expression as empowerment.


    The Poetry for our Future! workshop series is coordinated at no cost to the host organization or its participants. VSEAL covers the administration costs and the facilitators’ honorariums, yet in order to sustain this good work, VSEAL relies on the support and generosity of donors. Please consider making a contribution to maintain and expand the development of literacy, literary appreciation, and new creative writing talent.

    In order to secure VSEAL’s long-term sustainability, VSEAL is currently enrolled in the Quebec Government Mécénat Placements Culture program, administered by the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec. This program matches every donation made to VSEAL 3-to-1. From these matched donations, 70% are given directly to VSEAL by the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec after two years. The remaining 30%, to be endowed over a 10-year period at community Fondation du Grand Montréal, will then be returned to VSEAL. This means that every donation made to VSEAL is eventually tripled in value.

    Tax receipts are issued for all donations, and donors will receive public acknowledgement (if permitted). Charitable number 89251 5008 RR0001.

    Click here to learn more about the organizations we work with.

    Click here to learn more about our facilitators.


    We appreciate your donation of any amount.

    To donate by cheque:

    Please address cheques to Vallum, and mail to: 5038 Sherbrooke West, PO Box 23077 CP Vendome, Montreal, Quebec H4A 1T0. For further information, please contact us at (514) 937-8946, or


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