The ACP Mentorship Program is exclusive to ACP members. It matches industry specialists with members from across the country for a one-day focused session on the topic of their choice.

At the 1997 ACP AGM, several members noted the lack of people ready to assume leadership positions in Canadian publishing, while at the same time publishers expressed an interest in acquiring skills from their more experienced colleagues in the industry.

These concerns resulted in the creation of the ACP Mentorship Program. One of the main goals of the program is to provide an opportunity for publishers to work in a focused and intensive way with industry specialists on a specific aspect of their business. This program essentially aims to offer publishers of all sizes an opportunity to directly learn from each other.

Suggested topics for mentoring sessions include:

► Acquisitions and List Development
► Audiobooks
► Book & Jacket Design
► Business Planning and Development
► Children’s & Young Adult Publishing
► Ebook Distribution & Metadata
► Editorial Administration
► Educational Publishing
► Export
► Grants
► Inventory Management
► Marketing
► Print Distribution & Metadata
► Production (Print & Digital)
► Publicity
► Publishing Best Practices
► Rights & Contracts
► Succession Planning

Download sample list of mentors

The 2019-20 Mentorship Program is now closed. Thank you to participating members. The Mentorship Program will re-open in Spring 2020.

For more information, contact Jazz Cook, Administrative Assistant, at 416-487-6116 x 2310 or at All Associate and Full ACP members in good standing are invited to apply as mentees.