About Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie

2023 Annual Report / Rapport annuel 2023


Charitable registration #: 816009856 RR 0001

2022 PIV/LVP Annual Report / Rapport annuel 2022

2021 PIV/LVP Annual Report / Rapport annuel 2021



Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is a registered charity that wants all Canadians to speak poetry. To achieve this, we are striving to become the essential resource for teaching and learning poetry in Canada — and beyond.  


We provide educators with engaging content and experiences, in English and French, to inspire their students to read, recite, and write poetry:

Everything we offer is free of cost.

Our programs and projects are written and delivered by renowned Canadian poets who connect contemporary poetry directly with students.


Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie (PIV/LVP) was founded in 2010 by Scott and Krystyne Griffin, along with Founding Director Damian Rogers, who edited our English anthology; our French anthology was edited by poet and professor Pierre Nepveu. Under the direction of Sepideh Anvar, the poetry recitation contest grew from 12 schools in Ontario to thousands of schools across the country. In 2014, Sepideh joined the Board of Directors to continue to shape PIV/LVP's bilingual identity, and David Smith became Executive Director. The recitation contest is now one program among many that promotes poetry in Canadian classrooms. The organization, according to Margaret Atwood "has become a cultural force in Canada." 


To carry out our mission, our staff benefits from the support of our Board of Directors.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, The McCall MacBain Foundation and The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry.

We are also deeply grateful to our network of over 120 poets and our literary partners, who are working with us to ensure poetry is in the air, from coast to coast to coast: 




Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie (PIVLVP) is committed to fostering a safe, healthy and positive environment that is free of discrimination and harassment – a workplace and an organization where all employees, shareholders, contractors, volunteers, program contributors, program participants and visitors are treated with respect and dignity.



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