Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers<br>La société canadienne des auteurs, illustrateurs et artistes pour enfants

Events Calendar

Check the Events Calendar regularly to keep up on CANSCAIP events.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • North York Central Library, Yonge & Sheppard

    DATE: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (arrive earlier to be sure of a seat)

    NEW LOCATION (this month only): North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street. Located on west side of Yonge, north of Sheppard, on north side of Mel Lastman Square beside North York Civic Centre.  

    SPEAKERS:  Our May meeting is a field trip to the North York Central Library to catch bestselling BC authors Susan Juby and Susin Nielsen. Susan and Susin present their funny and poignant new novels The Truth Commission and We Are All Made of Molecules.

    RSVP REQUIRED: The Library is holding a block of tickets for CANSCAIP. This is expected to be a popular event. Library events are free, and it is their policy to overbook. If you want to attend, RSVP to  

    BOOKS: Bring money or a credit card! Mabel's Fables Bookstore will be on hand selling the authors' books. 

    TTC:  Yonge subway to North York Centre station. Follow the signs to the Library, which is located inside the mall.

    PARKING:  Paid parking lot on Beecroft Road, meter parking on side streets, paid parking lots in vicinity and underground.

    MONTHLY MEETING DATE: CANSCAIP monthly meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (no meetings in July or August).

    • Friday, September 18, 2015
    • 6:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Sunday, September 20, 2015
    • 10:30 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • St. Michael's Retreat Centre, Lumsden, Saskatchewan

    The 12th bi-annual Prairie Horizons conference will be held September 18-20 at St. Michael's Retreat Centre in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, about half an hour north of Regina. Speakers are Frieda Wishinsky, Ted Staunton, Dakota McFadzean, Anne Shone (senior editor at Scholastic Canada), Gillian Richardson and Alison Lohans.

    On Friday night, 10 participants will pitch their completed picture book or middle grade manuscripts to a panel of three judges, and the three winners will have their manuscripts moved to the top of the slush pile at Scholastic Canada. The evening will end with a candleilight labyrinth walk. Saturday activities include speakers, a Q & A session, a panel, and an open mike. Events wrap up Sunday morning.

    There will be a table for selling books and CDs. Rides to and from the Regina airport or bus depot can be arranged. Early-bird registration closes August 1, and CANSCAIP Friends or Members get a discount on registration fees. Late fees apply after September 1, and the last day to register is September 9.

    For complete conference details, go to Send questions to

Past events

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Toronto Meeting Wed. Apr. 8; SPEAKERS: Kathy Kacer and Jake Epstein
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 CANSCAIP AGM
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Toronto Meeting - March 11. Join us for Kids' Lit Quiz
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Toronto Meeting - February
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Toronto Meeting - January - Illustrator Night
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Toronto Meeting - December
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Toronto Meeting - November
Sunday, October 19, 2014 PYI Pitch Perfect!
Saturday, October 18, 2014 VIRTUAL PYI
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Packaging Your Imagination 2014
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Toronto Meeting - October (in Burlington)
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 CANSCAIP Art Show at Humber College, open to the public until Oct 17
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Toronto Meeting Wed. Sept. 10 at 7:00 (we're back at TPL Northern District Branch)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 REMINDER: Call for submissions artwork show and sale; deadline Sept 4
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 June meeting
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 May meeting
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Toronto Meeting - April
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 CANSCAIP AGM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 CANCELLED - Toronto Meeting - March
Monday, March 03, 2014 Writing for Children Competition
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Toronto Meeting - February
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Toronto Meeting - January
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Toronto Meeting - December
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - December
Sunday, November 17, 2013 PYI 2013 Get Published Bootcamp
Saturday, November 16, 2013 VIRTUAL Packaging Your Imagination 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Packaging Your Imagination 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Toronto Meeting - November
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Toronto Meeting - October
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - October
Friday, September 20, 2013 CANSCAIP's Prairie Horizons Conference
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Toronto Meeting - September
Saturday, August 17, 2013 August Atlantic Region Meeting
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - August
Saturday, July 13, 2013 July Atlantic Region Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Toronto Meeting - June
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - June BBQ & Buzz
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Yes Oui CANSCAIP (CANSCAIP Quebec) Imagine A Story Conference
Monday, May 13, 2013 Toronto Meeting - May
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 May Atlantic Region meeting
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Toronto Meeting - April
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2013 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - April
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 March Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Montreal February Meeting
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 February Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - February
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 January Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 December Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 November Montreal Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 November Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Packaging Your Imagination 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012 CANSCAIP Montreal Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 October Monthly Meeting: Illustrators Night
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 CANSCAIP Edmonton Meeting
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 September Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 June Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 EDMONTON CANSCAIP meeting
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 May Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 April Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2012 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 March Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 February Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 January Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 December Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 November Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 05, 2011 Packaging Your Imagination 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011 Prairie Horizons Conference
Saturday, May 28, 2011 Imagine a Story
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