Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Association of Canadian Publishers / John Illingworth, Executive Director

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Association of Canadian Publishers
Responsible Officer Name: John Illingworth, Executive Director 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-12-08
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 954500-14506

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 235

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 27

Version 1 of 33 (2006-12-08 to 2007-06-28)

Version 1 of 33 (2006-12-08 to 2007-06-28) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Association of Canadian Publishers
Suite 306
174 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON  M5T 2C2
Telephone number: 416-487-6116  Ext.: 222
Fax number: 416-487-8815  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Carolyn Wood, Executive Director  
Description of the organization's activities: The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) represents Canadian-owned book publishers, with members from all provinces, and from all publishing sectors: literary, general, trade, children's, scholarly and educational. In all its activities, the ACP aims to promote the writing, publishing, distribution and promotion of Canadian books.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Active Member:Book publisher which must have its head office in Canada and be at least 75% Canadian-owned and -controlled. Must have been in business for at least two years from date of publication of first Canadian-authored title. Must have published at least four Canadian-authored titles in the previous year, and must continue to publish at least four Canadian-authored titles each year thereafter. Must have at least 10 titles in print, of which no more than 10% are published by owners or directors of the company.Active members have full voting privileges.Associate Member:Book publisher which must have its head office in Canada and be at least 75% Canadian-owned and -controlled. Publication of Canadian-authored books must be an important part of the company's business. Must have at least two original Canadian books published with the past three years, of which no more that 25% are published by owners or directors of the company.Associate members may attend meetings, but have no voting privileges.Supporting Member:Individual, institution, or corporation who supports the objectives of the association.Supporting members have no voting privileges, and may attend meetings by invitation only. This class of membership encompasses entities which are not book publishers.
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2006-03-31
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Association for the Export of Canadian Books $19,000.00
BPIDP $800,000.00
Canada Council $75,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Carolyn Wood
Position title: Executive Director
Public offices held: No

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Canadian Heritage (PCH), Members of the House of Commons
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Arts and Culture
Subject Matter: Retrospective: On Monday November 27, 2006 and Tuesday November 28, 2006, Council members of the Association of Canadian Publishers came to Ottawa to meet with officials in order to improve awareness for our lobbying objectives.On the evening of November 28, 2006, we hosted a reception with Members of Parliament and Senators from all political parties. All sitting MPs and Senators were invited to this reception.
Subject Matter: Prospective: In January or February of 2007, the ACP will seek a meeting with the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Beverly Oda, Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, Judith LaRocque, and Director-General, Jean François Bernier of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Meetings on November 28 2006 concerned the Book Publishing Industry Development Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Literature and Publishing Programs of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
Legislative Proposal Supplementary funding to the Canada Council for the Arts announced in the 2006 Federal Budget was discussed on November 28, 2006.

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