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Monthly Meetings

Monthly Membership Meetings via Zoom

  • CANSCAIP's monthly membership meetings via Zoom are attended by our Members and Friends across Canada.  The meetings are a key benefit of membership, providing regular opportunities to learn from and connect with Canada's kidlit community.  
  • The meetings include announcements by Members and Friends, speakers or panels, and breakout rooms to chat in smaller groups. Meetings are typically about two hours long.  
  • Our meeting speakers and panels include authors, illustrators, performers, editors, art directors, and other industry professionals.  See our upcoming meeting speakers below.
  • Not yet a CANSCAIP Member or Friend? We may extend an invitation to attend a meeting to people considering membership, as a one-time courtesy.  Please contact

DATES & TIMES ACROSS CANADA:  CANSCAIP's membership meetings are via Zoom on the second Wednesday of each month  (not in July or August).  Start times across Canada:  
BC 4:00pm | AB 5:00pm | SK 5:00pm | MB 6:00pm | ON 7:00pm | QC 7:00pm | NB 8:00pm | NS 8:00pm | PE 8:00pm | NL 8:30pm.  

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS: New book? Nominated for an award? Tour or book launch ahead? News about the kidlit community? Announce your news at the meeting! Please aim to make your announcement a maximum of 2 minutes due to time constraints. 

MEETING RECORDINGS: The monthly meetings are recorded.  CANSCAIP Members and Friends can access the meeting recordings via the Members and Friends Only Section of our website. 

MEETING SPEAKERS & TOPICS: September 2022 to June 2023

WED SEPT 14   Editors Panel | Bev Brenna (Red Deer Press), Hadley Dyer (moderator), Doeun Rivendell (Orca Book Publishers) 

WED OCT 12    Books That Go Bump in the Night | Marty Chan (moderator), Melanie Florence, Joel Sutherland

WED NOV 9      Illustrator Night | Kim Smith

WED DEC 14    Yes, I Can: Writing Well-Rounded Characters with Disabilities | Karen Autio, Darren Groth, Heather O'Connor

WED JAN 11    Meet the Province: Saskatchewan's Kidlit Community | Arthur Slade (moderator), Miriam Körner, Judith Silverthorne, Maureen Ulrich

WED FEB 8       Edit Your Own Work: The Write Stuff | Wanda Taylor (moderator), Erin Alladin, Bev Katz Rosenbaum 

WED MAR 8     Nonfiction: Research, Pitches, Pulling it Together | Heather Camlot (moderator), Lindsay Carmichael, Joyce Grant, Natalie Hyde

WED APR 12    Illustrator Night | Carmen Mok

WED MAY 10    Writing Graphic Novels | Ted Staunton (moderator), Cale Atkinson, Naseem Hrab, Deborah Kerbel

WED JUN 14     Editorial Development | Yasemin Uçar, Kids Can Press

Speakers may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. 

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