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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Library and Archives Canada
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.