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Member Application

CANSCAIP Members (Professional Member) are those whose writing, illustrations or performances for children have been professionally/traditionally published or produced. All Member applications are subject to approval. For information about being a Member, click here.

Writers or illustrators of self-published, print-on-demand, or other books not published by a recognized trade or educational publisher are welcome to join CANSCAIP as a Friend. CANSCAIP declines to individually assess self-published work, recognizing that becoming published by a recognized publisher is a reasonably objective benchmark of professional editorial quality.

Member Qualifications

Qualifications for CANSCAIP Member include ONE of the following:

  • writing or illustration of one or more books for children published by a recognized trade or educational publisher
  • writing or illustration of five or more short stories, articles, poems or songs for children published commercially
  • illustration of four covers of novels or other books for children
  • writing of one or more plays, operettas, musicals or other theatrical vehicles for children published or produced commercially, or similar writing of film for children
  • professional performers who are paid for performances for children

Applying to Become a Member

To apply to become a Member, complete the form below and email it office@canscaip.org with "New Member Application" in the subject line.

Prefer mail? Print and complete the Membership Application Form, and send with a cheque for $85 to the CANSCAIP office at 720 Bathurst Street Suite 503, Toronto Ontario M5S 2R4.


Member Application Form