PD Subsidy

The Department of Canadian Heritage, through the Association of Canadian Publishers, offers a subsidy for the staff of Canadian-owned and -controlled book publishers to enroll in publishing workshops, seminars, conferences and courses related to book publishing.

The following activities are eligible for subsidy funding. This list is not exhaustive; subsidies for attendance at other programs may be made available with prior approval.

  • eBOUND Canada Workshops
  • SFU Publishing Workshops
  • BookNet Canada TechForum & ebookcraft
  • Association of University Presses conferences
  • Digital Book World conferences
  • Editors Canada conferences
  • Eastbound
  • PubWest
  • Continuing education courses, conferences, or workshops related to book editing, design, production, sales, marketing, business management, etc.


The ACP is currently accepting applications for programs taking place between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, pending the approval of the contribution agreement from Canadian Heritage. Please take note as of this year, up to two (2) subsides will be granted per firm for a single PD activity, to a maximum combined subsidy of $1,500 CAD.

The deadline for applications for the 2019-20 program year is December 16, 2019.

Download PD subsidy application

For more information about this program, contact Jazz Cook, Administrative Assistant, at [email protected].