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
  • Book Summit
  • Digital Book World conferences
  • PubWest
  • SXSW Interactive
  • Continuing education courses or workshops related to book editing, design, production, sales, marketing, business management, etc.


The ACP is currently accepting applications for programs taking place between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The deadline for applications for 2018-19 is December 14, 2018.

Download PD subsidy application

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