The William Morris Society of Canada encourages membership and offers the opportunity, together with fellow Morrisians both in Canada and abroad, to be inspired by the spirit and memory of one of the greatest men of the nineteenth century. The Society also encourages the work of local, regional and national groups and craftspeople. 

Regular events include a wide range of talks on all aspects of Morris’s life and work, along with those of his circle, and those who perpetuate his ideas and attitudes. The events are varied and we also organize workshops, the annual Symposium, a Morris Birthday Party, and guided walks and visits to exhibitions. Members are encouraged to bring friends for Society events.

Members of the Society receive our Canadian Society Newsletter annually, which reports on Society events, related events, new publications and other matters of interest to members. Society bulletins are sent for advance notice of Society events and reduced rates for trips. Members may also receive a copy of the Journal of William Morris Studies (UK), published biannually, which includes scholarly articles across the field of Morris studies and reviews of publications relevant to Morris’s life and work, for an additional fee.

Our members are vital to the work of the Society and we are always delighted to welcome new members and expand our community in Canada and abroad. If you would like to join the William Morris Society please do so below, by completing the Membership Form and sending it to the Membership Secretary.


  •  The Canadian Society Newsletter published annually;
  •  Advance notice of society events;
  •  Reduced rates on most society events;
  •  e-newsletters from the William Morris Society of Great Britain;
  •  e-newsletters from the William Morris Society of the United States
  •  for an add-on fee, The Journal of the William Morris Society (UK), published twice a year



Individual: $50
Dual: $65
Student: $25
Out-of-town (100 km + beyond Toronto): $40

William Morris Society (UK) printed journal: $25

Institutions ~ $90
(includes William Morris Society (UK) printed journal)



*Due to the challenges of COVID-19, current individual, student, dual and out-of-town memberships that are due to expire in December 2020 will be extended to December 2021. New memberships paid for during 2020 will be extended to December 2021.

Note that Add-on subscriptions to the UK journal for 2021 and Institutional memberships will need to be renewed at the end of 2020.*

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2021 Journal of William Morris Studies

If you are interested in the UK Journal,
a special extended single edition this year to celebrate the Kelmscott Press, it is $25, payable through Paypal or cheque.
Inquiries about your membership status can be forwarded to

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Click on one of the links below to download the form.

Membership Application Form

Gift Membership Application Form

Mail the completed form (with your payment) to:

3 Wolfe Court
Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 6T9

Fees are in Canadian dollars, annual and renewable on 1 January.

WMSC is registered as a charitable organization. Registration. No. 119298511 RR0001

Official income tax receipts are not issued for annual membership dues. All donations of $10 or more will be issued a receipt for income tax purposes.

Photo taken on the Society's 2008 trip to Chicago.