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Packaging Your Imagination (PYI 2023)
was held on October 21, 2023

Blue Pencil Evaluation

Members  offer guidance
for writing or illustration 

Writing for Children Competition

Canada's largest competition for
unpublished children's writers

Welcome to CANSCAIP

CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers) is a member-supported community of creators for kids and teens, founded in 1977. Our Members and Friends include authors, illustrators, performers, librarians, educators, publishers, journalists—and everyone who loves kids books.  You are welcome to join us!

CANSCAIP membership, renewable annually, includes benefits like:

  • Monthly meetings with expert speakers
  • Invitations to book launches, presentations, and other events
  • Newsletter about Canada's children's book community
  • Reduced registration fees for our conferences, webinars, and other programs
  • A friendly and inclusive community for beginning and experienced writers and artists


We love these variations of our author, illustrator and performer logo, created by our Members.

720 Bathurst St., Suite 412, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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