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For more than 40 years, CANSCAIP has been dedicated to Canadian children's authors, illustrators and performers and their work. We provide professional development, promotion, and networking opportunities to over 400 professional Members and 600 Friends--we're the largest organization in Canada supporting creative work for children and teens. Canada's creators for young people have achieved great success here and around the world, and CANSCAIP has been an important part of encouraging that success. Please join us!

Benefits of Membership

Members

CANSCAIP Members are traditionally* published authors or illustrators, or professional* performers for children or teens.

*What is traditionally published?  Publication in print or e-book through a recognized Canadian publisher or international publisher is considered as eligibility to be a CANSCAIP Member. 

*What is a professional performer?  Performers, including storytellers , who perform for children or teens in classrooms, libraries and other venues,  and who are paid at a professional standard for their performances, are considered eligible to be CANSCAIP Members.   

 CANSCAIP Members receive:

  • monthly membership meetings featuring expert speakers; held via Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except Jul and Aug)
  • CANSCAIP News quarterly newsletter 
  • discounted price on our conferences, webinars, and other registration events
  • bio page and photo on CANSCAIP Members Directory on our website
  • access to CANSCAIP's listserv group to connect with your published peers 
  • opportunities to become a paid Blue Pencil Mentor to evaluate other writers' work
  • announcements, book industry news, meeting notices, book launch invitations 
  • your book launch info and announcements distributed to our membership  
  • a vote at our Annual Meeting of Members and opportunities for positions on the board of directors

Member fee: $85 CDN yearly

Member Application - Join Now!

Or contact:

CANSCAIP
720 Bathurst St., Suite 412
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
CANADA

Phone: 416-515-1559  

Email: office@canscaip.org

Friends 

Friend membership is open to unpublished or aspiring children's authors or illustrators, or amateur performers. Self-published authors or illustrators, in print, print on demand or e-book, including through sole-proprietorship companies are welcome to be a CANSCAIP Friend. Librarians, teachers, designers, parents, editors and publishers, can also join CANSCAIP as a Friend.

CANSCAIP Friends receive:

  • monthly membership meetings featuring expert speakers; held via Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except Jul and Aug)
  • CANSCAIP News quarterly newsletter
  • discounted registration fees on our conferences, Writing for Children Competition, and other registration events
  • monthly meetings featuring expert speakers; held via Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except Jul and Aug)
  • Blue Pencil program for your work to be evaluated by a CANSCAIP Mentor (for an additional fee).
  • announcements, book industry news, meeting notices, book launch invitations 
  • a vote at our Annual Meeting of Members and opportunity for Friend at Large positions on the board of directors

    Friend fee: $45 CDN yearly 

    Online Friend Application - Join Now!

    By mail: Please send your name, email, phone and mailing address, with a cheque for $45 to:

    CANSCAIP
    720 Bathurst St., Suite 412
    Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
    CANADA

    Phone: 416-515-1559

    Email: office@canscaip.org

    CANSCAIP
    720 Bathurst St., Suite 412, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

    Email: office@canscaip.org
    Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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