The Database of Canada’s Early Women Writers (DoCEWW) includes women authors who either lived for an extensive period of time in Canada or self-identified as Canadian, and who published some form of writing in English—in any genre and in any forum—up to and including 1950

The Database of Canada's Early Women Writers is a collaborative project. In addition to the following members of our team, we have had contributions of information from a multitude of individuals around the globe.

In completing this database, we have had to make some editorial decisions that may seem arbitrary, often resulting from the limited information available to us. The following list will help you to interpret our data correctly.

This database contains a relatively simple search engine. The following list will help you to find what you are looking for most effectively.

This page lists the resources from which we have gathered our information about authors, including anthologies and collections to which they have contributed (which often contain biographical information).