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Call for Proposals: {Re}conciliation Project

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The Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (The Circle) are inviting Aboriginal artists, collectives and arts organizations in Canada (including collaborations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists or organizations) to submit proposals for projects that investigate and share knowledge on how the arts can contribute to the ongoing process of conciliation and reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.


The Canadian Children’s Book Centre invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting!


Featuring special guest speaker Kathy Kacer, award-winning children’s author of historical fiction and non-fiction stories.

Kathy Kacer is the author of many books for young readers, including The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser, Clara’s War, The Underground Reporters, Hiding Edith, The Diary of Laura’s Twin, To Hope and Back, Shanghai Escape, and her latest book, The Magician of Auschwitz.


Kathy Kacer, Gillian Newland and Kenneth Oppel Honoured with 2015 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (May 15, 2015) – The 2015 winners of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards were announced today at Toronto’s Alexander Muir / Gladstone Avenue Junior and Senior Public School. The winners were selected by two juries of young readers from the school – a jury of grade 3 and 4 students selected the recipient of the Children’s Picture Book Award, and a jury of grade 7 and 8 students selected the recipient of the Young Adult / Middle Reader Award.

Each student read the books individually and then worked together with their group to reach consensus and decide on a winner. This process makes it a unique literary award in Canada.