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 Friend.

Toronto Meetings 

MONTHLY MEETING DATES & TIMES: Toronto meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month, from September to June (no meetings in July or August). Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. 

SPEAKER: Each month, an interesting speaker makes a presentation at the meeting. For details on the speaker, please see the Events Calendar. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS: New book? Award nomination? Tour or book launch? Book community news or issues to share? Contact office@canscaip to add your announcement to the meeting agenda. 

LOCATION: Our monthly meetings are at Toronto Public Library Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (1 block north of Eglinton, west side of Yonge) in Room 224 or Room 200 (2nd floor).

REFRESHMENTS: Coffee and cookies are served at the meeting. Thanks to Starbucks for the coffee!  

TRANSIT: TPL Northern District Branch is 1 block north of the Eglinton subway stop on the Yonge line.

PARKING: The closest Green P parking lot is on 75 Holly Street (1 block east of Yonge, south of Eglinton). There are other Green P lots on Erskine, Castlefield and Sherwood, 3 to 5 blocks north of Eglinton. The Yonge-Eglinton Centre has underground parking, with an entrance on Orchard View Blvd. 

PRE-MEETING DINNER: Before the meeting, join us for dinner with the speaker at 5:30 pm at The Pickle Barrel (1 block north of Eglinton, west side of Yonge, 2nd floor of Yonge-Eglinton Centre).


CANSCAIP Conferences

CANSCAIP hosts two highly regarded professional development conferences. Children's writers, illustrators and performers from across Canada gather for an inspiring weekend of learning, business and networking. 

Packaging Your Imagination

CANSCAIP's “Packaging Your Imagination" conference has been held every year in November (or October) in Toronto for more than 30 years. Packaging Your Imagination 2015 is on Saturday, November 14 at Humber College Lakeshore Campus. 

Prairie Horizons

CANSCAIP's “Prairie Horizons” conference is held every other year in September in Lumsden, Saskatchewan. The next Prairie Horizons Conference is September 20 to 22, 2015.

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