ETOBICOKE, ON, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Member of Parliament Bernard Trottier (Etobicoke-Lakeshore) announced today $35,000 in funding for Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning on behalf of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister Shelly Glover.
The Government of Canada has provided funding through the Support for Organizations stream of the Canada Book Fund to help Humber College host its annual Book Summit on June 19, 2014, at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Book industry professionals, students and enthusiasts from across the country will gather for the Summit, where they will learn and share information about the industry, its challenges and opportunities.
- Established in 1967, Humber College is an educational post-secondary institution that offers career-focused professional development programs for the book publishing and other industries.
- The Book Summit is presented by Humber College and the Book and Periodical Council in association with Authors at Harbourfront Centre.
- Through the $36.7M Canada Book Fund, the Department of Canadian Heritage provides annual funding to approximately 300 eligible Canadian book publishers and industry organizations.
- Publishers in Canada generate over $2 billion in revenues each year and employ some 9,000 Canadians.
- There are close to 300 Canadian book-publishing firms located in over 80 cities across Canada.
"Humber College has been doing an outstanding job in providing professional development for the book industry, and our Government is committed to helping them host another great Book Summit."
-Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"We proudly support the annual Book Summit, which provides the writing and publishing community with tools to develop a more successful future for publishing in Canada."
-Bernard Trottier, Member of Parliament (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
"We are very grateful to the Government of Canada for its support of the annual Book Summit. Without it, we would be unable to produce our annual conference. Industry and creators depend on the Summit to learn and share during this time of exciting change in the world of books."
-Cynthia Good, Director, Creative Book Publishing Program, Humber College
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages