Book a school visit. Your students will feel lucky you’re their teacher!
When kids meet authors, illustrators or performers, books and stories are brought to life. School visits have lasting benefits for kids and adults, and teachers often see a related surge of creativity in the classroom.
It’s easy to find CANSCAIP authors, illustrators and performers for school visits. You can find and contact our Members from their profiles on this website. Their school presentations can be tailored to the curriculum, or student ages and interests.
For a listing of CANSCAIP Members to invite to a school or library, click here.
We recommend that teachers and librarians read the FAQ for Teachers on Author, Illustrator and Performer Visits to Schools prepared by CANSCAIP members Rachna Gilmore, Liam O'Donnell, Margriet Ruurs, Valerie Sherrard, Christine Tripp and Frieda Wishinsky.
CANSCAIP Members are often asked to speak about the creative process, read from their work or perform for audiences at conferences.
CANSCAIP Members charge a fee for their professional services. Our Members set their own rates, but in the interests of maintaining a professional level across the country, CANSCAIP suggests a range of $300 to $1000. Because these presentations are written specifically to address a conference theme or workshop topic, they require a great deal of preparation time, and therefore a larger fee.
For all of the above, GST/HST and travel expenses are over and above the presentation fee.