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Welcome to CANSCAIP

CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers) is a member-supported community of creators for kids and teens, founded in 1977. Our Members and Friends include authors, illustrators, performers, librarians, educators, publishers—everyone who loves kids books.  You are welcome to join us!

CANSCAIP membership, renewable annually, includes benefits like:

  • Newsletter about Canada's children's book community
  • Reduced registration fees for our conferences, webinars, and other programs
  • Monthly meetings with expert speakers
  • Invitations to book launches, presentations, and other events
  • A friendly and supportive community for beginning and experienced writers and artists


We love these variations of our author, illustrator and performer logo, created by our Members.