Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

November 10, 2014 13:00 ET

Supporting Literature for Children and Young Adults

Annick Press receives financial support from the Government of Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

Canadian publisher Annick Press Ltd. will receive $270,426 from the Canada Book Fund.

Mark Adler, Member of Parliament (York Centre), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding will help Annick Press publish dynamic books reflecting Canadian culture and values for today's youth to foster positive development in our communities.

Quick Facts

  • Annick Press, founded in 1975, publishes a variety of books that are distributed in North America by Firefly Books and are internationally licensed. The company specializes in fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults.
  • Books from Annick Press have won prestigious awards and honors around the world, including the Michael L. Printz Honor Award and the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-fiction.
  • Annick Press is active in the area of foreign rights and has licensed editions in over 15 languages and 40 countries. It also licenses adaptations for film, TV, stage, audiobooks and e-books.
  • Through the $39.1 million Canada Book Fund, Canadian Heritage provides support to approximately 300 Canadian book publishers and industry organizations every year.
  • Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues each year and employ around 9,000 Canadians.

Quotes

"The Canadian book publishing industry strengthens our country's economy, and we are proud to help businesses in our arts and cultural communities innovate and prosper."

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

"Our Government is committed to improving the quality of life in our communities through investments in creative organizations like Annick Press."

-Mark Adler, Member of Parliament (York Centre)

"Annick Press has been committed to bringing Canadian voices to Canadian youth for close to 40 years. Our passion for telling stories and promoting the joy of reading is as resolute as ever. We regularly witness the power of the written word when we see it making a difference in the lives of youth and enriching many thousands of lives in communities across the country. We could not maintain the vibrant, Canadian-owned presence that both Annick and its creators are so committed to without the support of the Canada Book Fund."

-Rick Wilks, Director, Annick Press

Associated Links

Canada Book Fund

Annick Press

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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