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By joining IBBY, you join a global community connecting children and books. Your money will go towards initiatives like the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund, which is helping to set up bibliotherapy programs in Haiti and Pakistan, both recently devastated by natural disasters. Your money will also support Canadian creators and scholars of children’s books. See below to help you decide on a membership level, then fill out the form. Click Submit to send us your information, but don’t forget to click on the Pay Now button as well, or your application will be incomplete. Thank you for your support!

Patron | Donor | Supporter | Individual | Student | Non-PayPal Membership

Patron $750

  • Voting rights
  • Charitable tax receipt
  • Electronic newsletter
  • Invitation to IBBY (International) biennial Congress
  • Special invitations to events
  • Name on IBBY Canada letterhead; name, logo and link on website
  • E-mail news alerts

Donor $250

  • Voting rights
  • Charitable tax receipt
  • Electronic newsletter
  • Invitation to IBBY (International) biennial Congress
  • Special invitations to events
  • Name on IBBY Canada letterhead; name, logo and link on website
  • E-mail news alerts

Supporter $125

  • Voting rights
  • Charitable tax receipt
  • Electronic newsletter
  • Invitation to IBBY (International) biennial Congress
  • Special invitations to events
  • E-mail news alerts

Individual $50

  • Voting rights
  • Charitable tax receipt
  • Electronic newsletter
  • Invitation to IBBY (International) biennial Congress
  • E-mail news alerts
  • (For individual members only. Publishing houses, libraries, bookstores and other institutions can become IBBY Canada members at the Supporter, Donor, or Patron level.)

Student $15

  • Voting rights
  • Electronic newsletter
  • Invitation to IBBY (International) biennial Congress
  • E-mail news alerts

Donate

By donating to IBBY’s various funds, you are realizing Jella Lepman’s vision of promoting peace through children’s literature. We are completely volunteer-run, and we are often the only nominating bodies for prestigious international awards, such as the Hans Christian Andersen Award. These often have prohibitive mailing costs, as jurors live all over the world and we must send hard copies of dossiers and books. Your support means Canadian creators of children’s literature have a chance at international recognition. Other funds allow us to support Canadian creators or scholars directly with prize money, ensuring they are able to continue their culturally important work. See below to help you decide on which fund(s) to support, then fill out the Donate section of the form, checking the boxes next to the fund(s) you would like to support. If you also want to join IBBY as a member, please fill out the Membership section of the form as well. Then click Submit to send us your information, but don’t forget to click on the Pay Now button as well, or your application will be incomplete. Thank you for your support!

IBBY Canada General Fund
Funds will go towards general operations and administration. We are a volunteer organization, so your support is vital.

IBBY Children in Crisis Fund
Funds will create bibliotherapy programs and libraries for children whose lives are disrupted by war or natural disaster. Projects are underway in Japan, Pakistan, and Haiti.

Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award Fund
Funds will go towards the administration of and prize money for this annual award that recognizes outstanding work by a Canadian picture-book illustrator.

Frances E. Russell Grant Fund
Funds will go towards the administration of and grant money supporting promising scholarly work of Canadian children’s literature.

Hans Christian Andersen Award Nomination Fund
Funds will go towards the administration of nominating a Canadian author and artist for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. We are the only eligible nominating body for Canadians.

Lampedusa Silent Books Fund
In response to the waves of refugees from Africa and the Middle East arriving in the Italian island, Lampedusa, IBBY launched the project “Silent Books, from the world to Lampedusa and back” in 2012. Click here for more information.

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If you would prefer not to pay online, please fill out the following membership form and mail it to us along with a cheque.
Non-PayPal Membership Form