Our Golden Roots program is designed to encourage students to interview and write about the lives of Canadian seniors, who have little or no involvement in the local community, due to language barriers, health, etc.

Please visit the rules page for more detailed information.

Schools are encouraged to start a writing group where teachers would support the students with interviewing and writing techniques and guidelines. Schools can enroll in the writing program as many students as are interested. At the end of the program, the school will submit into the writing competition the most accomplished stories that the students have written.

A panel of judges will select the finalist stories from all participants, which will be published in a book. These stories will be graded, and the writer of the best story will receive a $3,000.00 scholarship to be used toward their post-secondary education.

Any school in Canada can enroll their students in this writing project and competition by sending us an email at

Once approved, a package with guidelines and rules will be emailed to the applicant.

Golden Roots

is a writing project for Canadian students. They will interview and write the life story of a Canadian senior in their local community.

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