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.

Applications will be made available once funding has been confirmed by the Department of Canadian Heritage..

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) 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. Once funding is confirmed from the Department of Canadian Heritage, ACP can offer 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 2020) are encouraged to apply. Funding support can also be extended to ACP affiliates to provide training to publisher members of their boards of directors. Funding is anticipated to be limited, so please apply as soon as possible if interested.

Program applications will be made available once funding has been confirmed by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

If you would like to reference the list of participating consultants, click here to download our previous year’s 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. ACP welcomes suggestions of other consultants, as well as invite consultants to contact ACP to be included in the program’s list.

For more 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.