ETOBICOKE, ON, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - An investment by the Government of
Canada will allow the Humber College Institute of Technology and
Advanced Learning to host its annual Book Summit. This was announced
today by Bernard Trottier, Member of Parliament (Etobicoke-Lakeshore),
on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages.
The 12th annual Book Summit will be held at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre and
will provide a full-day professional development conference for the
writing and publishing community, in partnership with the Book and
Periodical Council. The Council is a national umbrella organization for
29 associations involved in various aspects of the book and periodical
industries in Canada.
"This year marks the start of the five-year countdown to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017," said Minister Moore. "Our Government is proud to
invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity and
define who we are as Canadians. On the road to 2017, let us continue to
celebrate all of the things that make Canada the united, prosperous,
and free country we are today."
"This annual conference offers the writing and publishing community
tools to develop a more effective and succesful future for publishing
in Canada" said Mr. Trottier. "Our Government is proud to offer this
support to ensure positive development in Canada's artistic community."
"The annual Book Summit has become an important part of the ongoing
professional development of the book industry—an industry facing
constant technological change, creative opportunities, and business
challenges," said Cynthia Good, Director, Creative Book Publishing
Program at Humber College. "The day of speakers, workshops, panels, and
networking is also very important for our Humber students, giving them
the chance to hear from the best in Canada and the world, and to
develop their contacts. None of this would be possible without the
generous support of the Government of Canada, through the Canada Book
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $35,000 over two years
(2012-2013 and 2013-2014) through the Support for Organizations stream of the Canada Book Fund. The principal objective of this program is to ensure access to a
diverse range of Canadian-authored books in Canada and abroad. The Fund
seeks to achieve this objective by fostering a viable Canadian book
industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)