ACP PD Subsidy Program and Anti-Racism and Equity Training Subsidy Programs

PD Subsidy Program

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
  • BookMachine CAMPUS courses
  • Digital Book World conferences
  • Editors Canada conferences
  • Association of University Presses conferences
  • Eastbound
  • PubWest
  • Online and in-person continuing education courses, conferences, or workshops related to book editing, design, production, sales, marketing, business management, etc.

The ACP accepts applications for professional development taking place between April 1 and March 31 of a given program year and will award subsidy amounts pending confirmation of program funds. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the previous 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 amount of $1,500 per PD activity.

Additional information is included in our subsidy application form, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 17, 2021.

For more information about this program, contact Jazz Cook, Membership Services Coordinator, at [email protected].

We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada.

Anti-Racism and Equity Training Subsidy Program

The Association of Canadian Publishers’ (ACP) offers its membership subsidies to support anti-racism and equity training that is specific to their individual firms. Funding support is also available to ACP affiliates to provide training to publisher members of their board of directors. This program is offered thanks to funding support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Book Fund.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis for consultations taking place between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. All full and associate members in good standing (i.e. dues paid to 2020) are encouraged to apply. Funding is anticipated to be limited, so please apply as soon as possible if interested.

More information about the program and a list of participating consultants can be downloaded here. Please note: ACP cannot recommend any particular consultant over another; the list includes consultants who have expressed interest in offering their service to publishers through this program. ACP welcomes suggestions of other consultants, as well as invite consultants to contact ACP to be included in the program’s list.

Please submit your applications here by Friday, December 17, 2021.

For further information for both interested members and consultants, contact Jazz Cook, Membership Services Coordinator, at [email protected].

We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada.