Cultural and Government Organizations

Access Copyright, The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency

56 Wellesley St W, Suite 320
Toronto, ON M5S 2S3
[email protected]

Access Copyright is a collective voice of creators and publishers in Canada. A non-profit, national organization, they represent tens of thousands of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers, and their works.Access Copyright licenses the copying of a rich repertoire of content to educational institutions, businesses, governments and others. The proceeds gathered when content is copied, remixed and shared are passed along to the copyright-holders.

Association nationale des editeurs de livres (ANEL)

2514 Rosemount Boulevard
Montreal, QC H1Y 1K4
[email protected]

The Association nationale des editeurs de livres was established in 1992 from the merger of Association des editeurs and the Societe des editeurs de manuels scolaires. It now represents the majority of French language fiction, non-fiction and educational publishers in Quebec and French Canada. The objectives of the organization are to defend freedom of speech and copyright; to promote reading; to promote books as an essential tool of self-development; to support the development of a national French-language publishing industry and promote its creations; to study and defend the business and political interests of its members; to review all questions related to the industry and transit information to its members; and to maintain harmonious relationships among its members.

Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP)

10 St. Mary Street, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M4Y 2W8
(416)978-2239 ext.237 (Tel)
(416)978-4738 (Fax)
[email protected]

The association serves the interests of Canadian scholarship by encouraging the dissemination of the fruits of research and scholarship.

Book and Periodical Council (BPC)

192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 107
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
(416)975-9366 (Tel)
(416)975-1839 (Fax)
[email protected]

The Book and Periodical Council is the umbrella organization for associations involved in the writing, editing, publishing, manufacturing, distributing, selling and lending of books and periodicals in Canada.

BookNet Canada

401 Richmond St W, Ste. 376
Toronto ON M5V 1X3
(416)362-5057 (Tel)
(416)362-5392 (Fax)
[email protected]

BookNet Canada is the not-for-profit agency responsible for driving technology innovation for Canadian publishers, distributors, and booksellers great and small.

Canada Council for the Arts

150 Elgin Street
PO Box 1047
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V8
(613) 566-4414 (Tel)
Toll free: 1 (800) 263-5588
(613) 566-4410 (Fax)

Offers a range of grants for professional Canadian publishers, collectives and writers, that provide support for the creation, translation, publication and promotion of Canadian literature.

Canadian Authors Association (CAA)

6 West St N, Suite 200
Orillia ON L3V 5B8
(705) 325-3926 (Tel)
Toll-free: 1 (866) 216-6222
[email protected]

A national association for writers of every kind, for people actively seeking to become writers, and for those who want to support writers. Founded in Montreal in 1921, the CAA is incorporated under federal charter.
The Canadian Authors Association provides writers with a wide variety of programs, services and resources to help them develop their skills in both the craft and the business of writing, enhance their ability to earn a living as a writer, and have access to a Canada-wide network of writers and publishing industry professionals.


Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)

425 Adelaide Street West
Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5V 3C1
(416) 975-0010 (Tel)
(416) 975-8970 (Fax)
[email protected]

The CCBC is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to promote the reading, writing, and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. The CCBC provides programs, publications, and resources for teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, and parents.

Canadian Copyright Institute (CCI)

192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 107
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
(416) 975-1756 (Tel)
(416) 975-1839 (Fax)
[email protected]

The Canadian Copyright Institute (CCI) is an association of creators, producers, publishers and distributors of copyright works. Founded in 1965, the Institute has sought to encourage a better understanding of the law of copyright and to engage in and foster research and dialogue on the promotion of ideas and works of the mind.

Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS)

275 Bank Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K2P 2L6
(613) 238-6112 ext. 350 (Tel)
(613) 238-6114 (Fax)
[email protected]

The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is an independent non-governmental organization of scholars representing the various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The Aid to Scholarly Publications Program, administering funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, is designed to assist the publications of works of advanced scholarship.

Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA)

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB) is the united, national voice of Canada’s library community. As the national voice of Canada’s library communities, CFLA-FCAB will work to: advance library excellence in Canada; champion library values and the value of libraries; and influence national and international public policy impacting libraries and their communities.

Canadian Independent Booksellers' Association (CIBA)

The Canadian Independent Booksellers’ Association (CIBA) offers programs and services to Canadian independent booksellers and advocates to support the strengthening of the independent bookselling sector.

Canadian ISBN Agency

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
(819) 994-6872 (Tel)
Toll-free: 1 (866) 578-7777
(819) 997-7517 (Fax)
[email protected]

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) Canada online system is a free service that allows publishers to manage their ISBN account and logbook, to assign their ISBNs to future publications, and to modify information about their publications.

Canadian Organization for Development Through Education (CODE)

321 Chapel Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 7Z2
(613) 232-3569 (Tel)
(613) 232-7435 (Fax)
[email protected]

CODE is Canada’s leading international development agency uniquely focused on advancing literacy and education in some of the world’s regions in greatest need. CODE enables people to learn by developing partnerships that provide resources for learning; promote awareness and understanding; and encourage self-reliance.

Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA)

2-2026 Lanhier Drive, Suite 407
Orleans ON K1A ON6
(416) 285-3219 (Tel)

CPIA is a national association dedicated to the advancement of the pre-press, press and bindery industries. We promote, the interests of all members by providing government representation, networking opportunities, member services, and membership benefits.

Canadian Publishers' Council (CPC)

3080 Yonge Street, Suite 6060
Toronto ON, M4N 3N1
(647) 255-8880 (Tel)
[email protected]

Trade association of English-language publishers that represents the domestic and international interests of member companies. Members publish books and other media for general interest fiction/non-fiction titles, secondary, post-secondary institutions and the professional/reference markets.

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP)

720 Bathurst St, Suite 503
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

[email protected]

Provides a network for children’s writers, illustrators and performers; aims to increase public awareness of these artists.

Department of Canadian Heritage/Ministere du Patrimoine canadien

15 Eddy Street
Gatineau, QC K1A 0M5
1 (866) 811-0055 (Tel)
819-997-0055 (Tel)
[email protected]

The Canada Book Fund (CBF) ensures access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books nationally and internationally, by fostering a strong book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.

Editors' Association of Canada (EAC)

27 Carlton Street, Suite 502
Toronto, ON M5B 1L2
(416) 975-1379 (Tel)
(416) 975-1637 (Fax)
[email protected]

EAC, the voice of Canadian editors, promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication. Its 1600 members, salaried and freelance, work with individuals and in the corporate, technical, government, non-profit, and publishing sectors.

Indigenous Editors Association

Indigenous Editors Association
#302 – 2475 Saint Catherines St.
Vancouver, BC, V5T 3Y1
[email protected]

The Indigenous Editors Association is a membership organization that was formed by Indigenous editors and publishing professionals in lands claimed by Canada as a mutual support network. The IEA aims to carry out the vision of its early organizers by advocating for the respectful representation of Indigenous Peoples in published books and support its members through professional development and networking opportunities.

League of Canadian Poets

192 Yonge Street, Suite 312
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
(416) 504-1657 (Tel)
(416) 504-0096 (Fax)
[email protected]

The League of Canadian Poets is a national registered arts service organization, with 700 members. The league’s mandate is to promote Canadian poetry nationally and internationally.

Livres Canada Books

1 Nicholas Street, Suite 504
Toronto, ON K1N 7B7
613-562-2324 (Tel)
613-562-2329 (Fax)

[email protected]

Livres Canada Books is an industry association that assists Canadian book publishers to develop and increase their sales in international markets by providing market intelligence as well as financial, promotional and logistical support.

Magazines Canada

425 Adelaide Street, West Suite 700
Toronto, ON M5V 3C1
(416) 504-0274 (Tel)
(416) 504-0437 (Fax)
[email protected]

Magazines Canada is the national trade association representing Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business media magazines. The association focuses on government affairs, services to the advertising trade, circulation marketing and the development of career skills for and the recognition of excellence among the people who work in Canada’s magazine media.

PEN Canada

425 Adelaide St. W, Suite 700
Toronto ON M5V 3C1
(416) 703-8448 (Tel)
(416) 703-3870 (Fax)
[email protected]

PEN Canada is a literary and human rights association of writers and supporters formed in 1926 to defend freedom of expression and raise awareness of that right. It is one of 145 centres of International PEN in 102 countries, and uses the power of the word to assist writers around the world persecuted or exiled for the expression of their thoughts.

It is the Canadian chapter of International PEN, founded in England in 1921 to represent poets, essayists and novelists. PEN Canada is a non-governmental, charitable organization with 1,000 members across the country.

PEN Canada has four programs: Writers in Prison, which advocates on behalf of writers around the world who are persecuted and imprisoned for their work; the Writers in Exile Network, assisting writers who have fled their homelands and helping them to meet other writers and get university placements; National Affairs, defending freedom of expression in Canada; and The Taxi Project: Exploring Freedom of Expression through the Arts, a theatrical program in schools and community settings.

Public Lending Right Commission (PLR)

150 Elgin Street
PO Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8
(613) 566-4378 (Tel)
Toll-free: 1 (800) 521-5721
(613) 566-4418 (Fax)
[email protected]

The Canada Council for the Arts distributes annual payments to Canadian authors through the Public Lending Right (PLR) Program as compensation for the free public access to their books in Canadian public libraries.

The professional expertise of the PLR Commission serves to provide oversight and guidance to the criteria and operations of the PLR Program.

The Word on the Street

The Word on the Street is Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, featuring a vibrant and creative exhibitor marketplace offering an unprecedented selection of books for more than 200,000 book lovers. One of Toronto’s eight signature events, The Word on the Street takes place on the last Sunday in September.

Writers' Trust of Canada

460 Richmond St W
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1
(416) 504-8222 (Tel)
(416) 504-9090 (Fax)
[email protected]

The Writers’ Trust of Canada is a charitable organization that seeks to advance, nurture, and celebrate Canadian writers and writing.Writers’ Trust programming is designed to champion excellence in Canadian writing, to improve the status of writers, and to create connections between writers and readers.

Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC)

460 Richmond St W, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1
(416) 703-8982 (Tel)
(416) 504-9090 (Fax)
[email protected]

The Writers’ Union of Canada is a national organization of over 2,000 professionally published book authors that supports its members and advocates on their behalf for the advancement of their common interests, and, in so doing, promotes the rights, freedoms, and economic well-being of all writers.