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
  • 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 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. 

Click here to download the 2020-21 PD Subsidy Program Application.

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