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 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, pending the approval of the contribution agreement from Canadian Heritage. Please take note that, per firm, to two (2) subsides will be granted for a single PD activity to a maximum combined subsidy of $1,500 CAD.

The 2019-20 Professional Development Subsidy Program deadline has now passed. Information for the 2020-21 program year will be made available in Spring 2020.

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