The Canadian Book Professionals Association (CanBPA) is the new resource for publishing professionals in various facets of the Canadian book trade. A merger of two predecessors, the CanBPA combines the initiatives of the former Book Publishing Professionals Association (BPPA) and Young Publishers of Canada (YPC) to provide organized, timely and informative programs, job postings, seminars, and social events to members throughout the publishing community.
The CanBPA is volunteer-run and dedicated to sustaining and fostering a thriving book community in Canada. Our goals are to educate book professionals with relevant and applicable material and keep them up-to-date with industry information, and introduce them to innovative concepts to keep Canadian book-making exciting and prosperous. We also aim to create closer networks of book professionals by allowing the easy sharing of ideas and information, and by creating a space for industry professionals to create contacts in order to extend their knowledge and advance their careers.
The CanBPA is an inclusive and open organization, welcoming anyone who works with or enjoys books, including librarians, booksellers, designers, agents, publishers, press, or even anyone simply curious about books in Canada.