Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 19, 2014 15:41 ET

Investing in the Promotion and Distribution of Books by Canadian Authors

Government of Canada Provides Financial Assistance to Publisher Apprentissage Illimite Inc.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 19, 2014) - Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher), today announced funding of $20,700 for Apprentissage Illimité Inc. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The Government of Canada provided this support through the Support for Publishers component of the Canada Book Fund to assist Apprentissage Illimité Inc. in incorporating new technologies to enhance the promotion and distribution of books by Canadian authors.

Quick Facts

  • Apprentissage Illimité Inc., located in St. Adolphe, is a publisher of school textbooks and general literature produced by Manitoba's official-language minority community.
  • Through the $39.1-million Canada Book Fund, the Department of Canadian Heritage provides annual funding to approximately 300 book publishers and industry organizations in more than 80 Canadian communities.
  • Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues each year and employ around 9,000 Canadians.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to support Apprentissage Illimité Inc. in order to offer a wide variety of books by Canadian authors to a growing number of readers everywhere."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"By helping Apprentissage Illimité Inc. achieve its business objectives, we are enriching the cultural lives of Canadians and strengthening our economy."

-Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher)

"I thank the Government of Canada for this important support, which will help us put our business in a good position during this critical time for the publishing industry."

-Raymond Poirier, President, Apprentissage Illimité Inc.

Additional Links

Canada Book Fund

Books - Canada: A Creative Nation

Apprentissage Illimité Inc.

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca