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Monthly Meetings

Monthly Membership Meetings via Zoom

  • CANSCAIP's monthly membership meetings via Zoom are attended by our Members and Friends across Canada.  The meetings are a key benefit of membership, providing regular opportunities to learn from and connect with Canada's kidlit community.  
  • The meetings include announcements by Members and Friends, speakers or panels, and breakout rooms to chat in smaller groups. Meetings are typically about two hours long.  
  • Our meeting speakers and panels include authors, illustrators, performers, editors, art directors, and other industry professionals.  See our upcoming meeting speakers below.
  • Not yet a CANSCAIP Member or Friend? We may extend an invitation to attend a meeting to people considering membership, as a one-time courtesy.  Please contact

DATES & TIMES ACROSS CANADA:  CANSCAIP's membership meetings are via Zoom on the second Wednesday of each month  (not in July or August).  Start times across Canada:  
BC 4:00pm | AB 5:00pm | SK 5:00pm | MB 6:00pm | ON 7:00pm | QC 7:00pm | NB 8:00pm | NS 8:00pm | PE 8:00pm | NL 8:30pm.  

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS: New book? Nominated for an award? Tour or book launch ahead? News about the kidlit community? Announce your news at the meeting! Please aim to make your announcement a maximum of 2 minutes due to time constraints. 

MEETING RECORDINGS: The monthly meetings are recorded.  CANSCAIP Members and Friends can access the meeting recordings via the Members and Friends Only Section of our website. 

MEETING SPEAKERS & TOPICS: September 2023 to June 2024

WED SEPT 13   Editor Talk | Jennifer Stokes (Owlkids Books)

WED OCT 11    World Building | Chad Lucas, M.J. McIsaac, Paul Coccia (moderator)

WED NOV 8     Meet the Province: Quebec | Dani Jansen, Andrew Katz (moderator), Monique Polak, Anne Renaud, Gillian Sze

WED DEC 13   Agents | Samantha Haywood (Transatlantic Literary Agency), Stacey Kondla (The Rights Factory), Hilary McMahon (Westwood Creative Artists), Teresa Toten (moderator)

WED JAN 10    Newly Published Authors and Illustrators | Lea Beddia, Leslie Gentile, C.A. Tanaka, Jane Baird Warren, Caroline Bennett (moderator)

WED FEB 14    Illustrator Talk | Scot Ritchie

WED MAR 13   Crafting Middle Grade and Young Adult  | Susan Juby, Michelle Kadarusman

WED APR 10    Illustrator Night | Lauren Soloy in conversation with author Kathy Stinson 

WED MAY 8     In-house Editors Now Freelance | Barbara Berson,  MaryBeth Leatherdale, Sharon Jennings (moderator), 

WED JUN 12     Digital Marketing | Kathie MacIsaac, Yolanda Marshall

Speakers and topics may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. 

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