Apply to Host a Presentation or Workshop by Canadian Authors, Illustrators & Storytellers!

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Toronto (December 8, 2022) The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications from schools, libraries, and community groups who wish to host creators participating in our 2023 Canadian Children’s Book Week tour.

Who can apply to host a presentation and/or workshop?
Our goal is to reach as many young people as possible through this program: schools, public libraries, community groups, literacy networks, family resource centres, and homeschooling associations. If you’ve got an audience wanting to read more great Canadian books for kids and teens and be inspired to develop their budding skills as writers, artists, and storytellers, you have the ideal audience!

What format will it be?
In-person: This year, ten of the Book Week authors/illustrators/storytellers touring will be doing in-person visits.

Virtual format: The other twenty-two Book Week authors/illustrators/storytellers will be presenting virtually on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, or whichever platform works best for your group.

If reliable internet access is a barrier for your school, library, organization, or community, please contact us about our Book Week program kits.

Who’s touring by region?
Here is a list, divided by region, of the dynamic Canadian authors/illustrators/storytellers on tour. You can access the profile pages of the Book Week creators by clicking on their names in the list.

How to apply?
Click here to access and complete the host application form for your region.

Applications are due by end of day, Friday January 13, 2023.

For more information, please contact:

Carol-Ann Hoyte
Events and Program Coordinator
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

About the Canadian Children’s Book Centre 
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a national, not‐for‐profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting, and supporting the reading, writing, and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents select the very best for young readers. For more information, please visit

About Storytellers of Canada
Storytellers of Canada is devoted to connecting people, reflecting culture, and inspiring discovery through the art of Storytelling. Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) was founded in 1993 as a result of a national meeting in Montreal instigated by Rosalyn Cohen. Since then, SC-CC holds a national conference in a different location each year. In 2000, SC-CC was incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization and received its National Arts Service Organization designation. SC-CC functions as the national representative for those involved in maintaining and practising oral traditions in Canada and encourages the participation of all peoples, by recognizing storytelling as a common root of all cultures and by making strong, positive efforts towards regional and cultural inclusion. For more information, please visit

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

About Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.

About the Ontario Arts Council
Established in 1963 to foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an agency that operates at arm’s length from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The OAC’s grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts. In 2019-20, the OAC invested $51.9 million in 197 communities across Ontario through 1,965 grants to individual artists and 1,152 grants to organizations. For more information, please visit