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.
The ACP accepts applications for programs taking place between April 1 and March 31 of a given program year. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. As a result of a reduction in CBF funding, the program no longer subsidizes activities at 75%. For the 2020-21 program year, a firm may submit two (2) applications for a single PD activity, which the program can subsidize 50% of claimed registration and tuition fees, to a maximum combined subsidy of $1,500 per PD activity.
The 2020-21 Professional Development Subsidy Program deadline is Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
For more information about this program, contact Jazz Cook, Membership Services Coordinator, at [email protected].
The Association of Canadian Publishers’ (ACP) Diversity and Inclusion and Professional Development committees are also interested in supporting ACP members seeking anti-racism and equity training that is specific to their individual companies. With funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage, ACP is offering the Anti-Racism and Equity Training Subsidy Program to support professional development in this area.
Training will be organized on a first-come, first-served basis. All full and associate members in good standing (i.e. dues paid to 2019) are encouraged to apply. Funding support is also available to ACP affiliates to provide training to publisher members of their boards of directors. Funding is limited, so please apply as soon as possible if interested.
Members who have sought training independently but have not yet made arrangements are eligible for subsidy provided the consultant is willing to offer their services through ACP. Subsidy is not available for training that has been confirmed and paid for or has already taken place.
ACP will subsidize 75% of fees, up to a maximum eligible fee of $3,000 (i.e. a maximum subsidy of $2,250.) Consultants will bill ACP for all costs according to their usual billing schedules, and in turn ACP will bill members the remaining fees not covered by the program subsidy. All consultations must be completed by March 31, 2021 to be eligible for funding support. Subsidy recipients must complete a survey following their workshop. If a confirmed session is cancelled by the applicant, subsidy funding will not be provided and any cancellation fees will be the responsibility of the participating firm.
For more information and a working list of consultants, click here to download our program information PDF. Please note: ACP cannot recommend any particular consultant over another; the list includes consultants who have expressed interest in participating in the program. We anticipate adding other consultants to this list as the year continues and welcome other suggestions.