Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers<br>La société canadienne des auteurs, illustrateurs et artistes pour enfants


For information about regular CANSCAIP events, see below. For the calendar of upcoming events, click here.


CANSCAIP hosts regular meetings across Canada. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a meeting before joining CANSCAIP as a Member or Associate/Friend.

Toronto Meeting 

Join us on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm for our Toronto Burlington!

Mystery is the theme for our October CANSCAIP Toronto meeting. For example, our Toronto meeting location has mysteriously disappeared and reappeared in Burlington! 

SPEAKER: Liam O'Donnell (Max Finder Mysteries)

MEETING DATE & TIME: Wed. Oct. 8 at 7:00 pm

MEETING LOCATION: Burlington, at the Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, in the Fireside Lounge 


1. Follow QEW/403 W to Burlington, to the Brant St. exit SOUTH

2. Follow Brant St. to Lakeshore Road. (straight to the Waterfront Hotel if you are coming for dinner)

3. Turn RIGHT along Lakeshore. Art Gallery of Burlington is at the corner of Nelson – turn up Nelson for the parking lot.

CAR POOL: If you want a ride from the Toronto area to Burlington, contact Helena Aalto. If you have a car and can drive a CANSCAIPer or two to Burlington, please let Helena know.

REFRESHMENTS: Coffee and cookies will be served at the meeting. 

DINNER: If you would like to attend dinner with the speaker at 5:30 pm, please email Jennifer Maruno. Dinner will be at the Beaver & Bulldog Pub, 2020 Lakeshore Blvd, in the Waterfront Hotel. There is ample parking, and you can even walk to the Art Gallery of Burlington if you like.

MONTHLY MEETING LOCATION: Except for the October meeting in Burlington, most of our monthly meetings are at the Toronto Public Library Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (1 block north of Eglinton, west side of Yonge) in Room 224.

MONTHLY MEETING DATES: Meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month, from September to June.


CANSCAIP Conferences

CANSCAIP hosts professional development conferences in three locations across Canada.

Prairie Horizons

The “Prairie Horizons” conference is held every other September in Lumsden, Saskatchewan. It provides an opportunity for children's writers, illustrators and performers from the prairies to gather for an inspiring weekend of business, learning and networking.

CANSCAIP Prairie Horizons Conference: “Beyond the Horizon: Imagine the Possibilities” was held on September 16 to 18, 2011.

Packaging Your Imagination

The “Packaging Your Imagination" conference takes place every autumn in Toronto. For more more information, click here.

For detailed instructions on getting to Humber's Lakeshore Campus via car, bus, streetcar and subway, including all parking lots, click here.

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