February 2013 Newsletter

From the Editor
President’s Report / Rapport du présidente
Regional Report: East
Regional Report: Ontario
Regional Report: West
Causes for Celebration
Come to the IBBY Canada Annual General Meeting!
IBBY Asia and IBBY Europe Newsletters Online
Stéphane Poulin Awarded Special Mention by LIBBYLIT

Newsletter Masthead

From the Editor

Is there anything as full of promise as the start of a new year? 2012 ended in a bit of chaos as the IBBY Canada website was down due to a hacking incident. Thanks to the hard work of Jen, our Website chair, most of it was restored over the holidays—proof that she must be one of Santa’s magical elves! While it felt odd to be without our webpage during those few months, we have tried to maintain our online presence and keep members abreast of news through email and via Twitter (follow us at https://twitter.com/IBBYCanada).

The New Year also brought change on a personal front. My maternity leave ended and 2013 is shaping up to be a very busy year. Unfortunately, I will not be able to give the IBBY Canada newsletter the full time and attention it deserves, and I am stepping down as Newsletter Editor. While we don’t have a new editor yet, I know I leave the newsletter in good shape and am confident that Susane and Mahak will find someone terrific. (If you are or know someone who is perfect for the role, please email Mahak at vicepresident@ibby-canada.org.)

It has been a privilege to have been associated with such a worthwhile organization and to have worked with such a passionate and dedicated team. As many of you know, at IBBY Canada, goodbye is never permanent as many of our past executive members turn up again and again, so I shall just say, “See you later!” (Maybe at the IBBY Canada AGM?)

– Jessica Fung
Newsletter Editor

President’s Report

London Congress
Multicultural London was definitely the right place to celebrate “Crossing Boundaries: Translations & Migrations,” the theme of the 33rd International IBBY Congress which took place August 23-26, 2012. With over 500 delegates from 77 countries, this was a gathering of shared experience from the most influential people and specialists in children literature, and a true celebration of children’s literature and its authors and illustrators. When you come out of such a congress, you feel very enthusiastic and proud of being part of a great organization. There is a feeling of cooperation and accomplishment in the air. Among others, I had the chance to meet Liz Page, IBBY Executive Director, who handed me the certificate for the Honour List laureates. Liz manages IBBY International in such a professional and elegant manner.

There were nine Canadians attending the Congress: Patsy Aldana (President of IBBY Foundation, Canada’s representative to the Inter-American Publishers Group, Publisher at Groundwood Books; Toronto), Theo Heras (librarian, musician, author; Toronto), Merle Harris (library technician, author, storyteller, and literacy advocate; Edmonton), Susane Duchesne (IBBY Canada President, library technician, anthropologist, bookseller; Montreal), Jill MacLean (children’s fiction author; Bedford, NS), Roxanne Harde (Editor of Bookbird, Associate Dean of Research at University of Alberta; Edmonton), Annette Goldsmith (Adjunct Instructor, University of Maryland College of Information Studies; USA), Lesley Clement (Lecturer, Lakehead University; Thunder Bay), Bill Mboutsiadis (Lecturer, University of Toronto; Toronto) and Ruth Brown (author/storyteller; Toronto).

IBBY Canada delegation at the 33rd International IBBY Congress
Photo courtesy of Susane Duchesne

I thankfully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for assistance with IBBY Canada’s travel expenses.

Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony included a performance by children from Theatre Peckham. They sang and danced from an adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. The children were confident and the performance corresponded perfectly with the theme of the Congress. After welcoming the delegates and recognizing some members for their contributions to IBBY, we had the opportunity to listen to Chieko Suemori, editor and founder of Suemori Books, who also founded and introduced us to the Ehon Project Iwate, a project that will provide picture books to children in the region of Japan devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. We then listened to three UK Children’s Laureates — Michael Morpurgo, Anthony Browne and Julia Donaldson — who talked about their roles and shared their particular experience as laureates.

The day ended with the presentation of the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Awards, initiated by IBBY and sponsored by the Japanese newspaper company Asahi Shimbun. The winners were Abuelas Cuentacuentos: The Grandmother’s Storytelling Programme (Argentina) and SIPAR (Cambodia). Both recipients offered moving presentations of their projects which targeted children living in areas with restricted access to books. We came out of that day with our heads filled with recognition and reflections on the role of children’s books.

Peter Sís receiving his Hans Christian Andersen Medal
Photo courtesy of Susane Duchesne

Andersen Award

It was an honour to attend the gala reception and presentation of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards. Both laureates Maria Teresa Andruetto (author; Argentina) and Peter Sís (illustrator; Czech Republic) kept us captivated and invited us to celebrate children’s literature.

Plenary Sessions
Everyone was invited to attend the morning plenary sessions. The afternoons were devoted to parallel sessions that were so varied and interesting that it made it difficult to choose among them.

The first plenary lecture “Why Translate Children’s Books?” by Emer O’Sullivan was followed by a discussion — “Talking about Translation” — between Mart Moeyaert and Aidan Chambers who revealed some of the strange things translators sometimes do. They have the instinct of flattening out what is original in other languages.

On Saturday, we were treated to “Arrivals and Departures,” a discussion with Shaun Tan and an illustrators’ panel with Kitty Crowther, Shirin Adl, and Chen Jiang Hong — all those famous people at once!

Last but not least, Sunday began with the plenary session “Stories from Everywhere for Everyone” with Jamila Gavin, Elizabeth Laird, and Beverley Naidoo. They talked about their experience of storytelling and gathering stories from around the world to share with their readers. They also told us about stories that travelled across the world, being passed on and changing along the way to reflect the culture in which they landed.

This interesting session was followed by “A Trio of Storytellers” with Dashdongdog Jamba, Sonia Nimr, and Michael Harvey. The trio captivated the entire audience. Even though the stories were told only partially in English, everyone understood the meaning — a perfect illustration that language is not always that important to understand a story.

We then returned to “How can we Live Together? Giving Everyone a Voice.” With great energy, Patsy Aldana spoke about her own cultural identity, globalization, and multiculturalism. She put emphasis on the danger of homogenization of books. It is always such a thrill to hear Patsy’s speeches.

This session ended with “Migration – Towards a New Normal” where Michael Rosen spoke about multicultural literature and performed his stories and poems that made the participants laugh out loud, ending the sessions on a humorous note.

Photo courtesy of Susane Duchesne

Honour List
We were so proud when we saw the display of IBBY Honour List books from around the world. Merle Harris gathered all of the books from Canada together and took pictures. We were also very happy, and applauded proudly, when Jill MacLean received her Honour List Diploma for The Nine Lives of Travis Keating.

Photo courtesy of Susane Duchesne

General Assembly
Sunday was also the day of the IBBY General Assembly where people from every represented country voted on the revision of IBBY Statutes and for the new candidates for IBBY offices. All the proposed candidates were elected. You can find the list of IBBY Executive Committee members here.

At the General Assembly, a proposal was made by IBBY Italia for a silent books project — “From the world to Lampedusa and back.” The idea is to create three collections of silent books (books without words) from around the world: a travelling exhibition, a collection housed in the art section of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, and a children’s library on the island of Lampedusa. The deadline for collecting the books from the different countries was at the end of December 2012. National sections of IBBY were to send three copies of the most important silent book(s) from their country to IBBY Italia.

The 2014 IBBY Congress will be held in Mexico.

Open Forum
The Open Forum during the Congress gathers members of the national sections who discuss matters of common interest. We were divided by continent to see how we can work together and share our projects and experiences. America was divided in two, Spanish and English America. There, I met Ellis Vance and Linda Pavonetti from USBBY. They invited the Canadian section to participate at their 10th regional conference (October 18-20, 2013) in St. Louis, Missouri. After the regional discussions, the entire group came together to present future projects and ideas.

“Crossing Boundaries: Translations & Migrations” was celebrated with great success in London. Returning from the 33rd International IBBY Congress made me really understand the mission and organization of IBBY, but mostly I certainly understood the meaning of the motto, “Building bridges through children’s literature.”

The IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People is moving from Oslo, Norway to the Toronto Public Library’s North York Central’s Children’s Department. This is great news! Liz Page, IBBY Executive Director; Heidi Boiesen, current head of the collection; and Linda Pavonetti, IBBY Vice-President, came to Toronto at the end of October to meet with the people from Toronto Public Library and to begin organizing the transition of this special collection. In the near future we will have more information on this subject matter. This great collection has been travelling around the world. Copies of the catalogue are available from the IBBY secretariat. For more information please click here.

– Susane Duchesne

P.S. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people from IBBY Canada who attended the Congress and who were so helpful to me.

Rapport du présidente

Congrès de Londres

Les délégués de BBY Canada
Photo courtesy of Susane Duchesne

Le multiculturalisme de Londres en faisait l’endroit idéal pour célébrer «Traverser les frontières: Traductions & Migrations», le 33e congrès international d’IBBY qui se tenait du 23 au 26 août 2012. Avec plus de 500 délégués de 77 pays, ce fut une rencontre de partage et d’expérience des spécialistes les plus influents de la littérature jeunesse, une véritable célébration des ses auteurs et illustrateurs. Quand vous sortez d’un tel congrès, vous vous sentez très enthousiaste et fier de faire partie d’une si imposante organisation. Il y a une effervescence, un sentiment de coopération et d’accomplissement dans l’air. Entre autres, j’ai eu la chance de rencontrer Liz Page, directrice exécutive d’IBBY qui m’a remis les certificat de la liste honneur des lauréats, et qui gère IBBY international de manière si professionnelle et élégante.

Il y avait neuf Canadiens présents au Congrès: Patsy Aldana (Président de IBBY Fondation, le représentant du Canada au Groupe Inter American Publishers, Editeur Groundwood Books, Toronto), Theo Heras (bibliothécaire, musicienne, auteur; Toronto), Merle Harris (Bibliotechnicienne, auteur, conteur; Edmonton), Susane Duchesne (présidente d’IBBY Canada , Bibliotechnicienne, anthropologue, libraire; Montréal), Jill MacLean (auteur de fiction pour enfants; Bedford, NS), Roxanne Harde (Éditrice de Bookbird, vice-doyenne de la recherche à l’Université de l’Alberta; Edmonton), Annette Goldsmith (professeur adjoint, sciences de l’information U of Maryland College, États-Unis), Lesley Clement (confériencière, Université Lakehead; Thunder Bay, ON), Bill Mboutsiadis (conférencier, Université de Toronto; Toronto), et Ruth Brown (auteur/narrateur).

J’en profite pour souligner l’appui du Conseil des Arts du Canada pour l’aide apportée aux frais de déplacement.

Cérémonie d’ouverture
La cérémonie d’ouverture a débuté par un spectacle donné par les enfants de Theater Peckham. Ils nous ont diverti avec une présentation musicale d’une adaptation du livre de Kate DiCamillo «Le Miraculeux Voyage d’Edouard Tulane». Les enfants étaient remarquables et la performance correspondait parfaitement au thème du congrès. Après avoir souhaité la bienvenue aux délégués reconnu certains membres pour leur contribution à IBBY, nous avons eu l’occasion d’écouter Chieko Suemori rédacteur en chef et fondateur de Livres Suemori qui a également fondé et nous a présenté Iwate Ehon, un projet qui fournira des albums aux enfants des régions dévastées du Japon à la suite du tremblement de terre de mars 2011. Nous avons ensuite écouté trois lauréats de Children’s UK (Michael Morpurgo, Anthony Browne et Julia Donaldson) qui nous ont entretenu sur leurs rôles en tant que récipiendaire.

La journée s’est terminée par la remise du prix Asahi, initié par IBBY et parrainé par la société de journal japonais Asahi Shimbun. Les gagnants ont été Abuelas Cuentacuentos – Programme grand-mère raconte, Argentine et SIPAR, du Cambodge. Les deux lauréats ont offert des présentations touchantes de leurs projets qui ciblent les enfants vivant dans des zones où l’accès aux livres est difficile ou inexistant. Nous sommes sortis de cette journée reconnaissants non sans susciter en chacun une réflexion sur le rôle des livres pour enfants.

Prix Andersen

Peter Sís , lauréat de le prix Hans Christian Andersen
Photo courtesy of Susane Duchesne

Ce fut un honneur d’assister à la soirée de gala et de remise des prix Hans Christian Andersen. Les deux lauréats Maria Teresa Andruetto (auteur Argentine) et Peter Sis (illustrateur République tchèque) nous ont séduit par leur discours et nous ont invité à célébrer la littérature pour enfants.

Séances plénières
Tous les participants ont été invité à assister aux sessions plénières du matin. Les après-midi étaient consacrés à des sessions parallèles qui étaient si variées et intéressantes qu’il était difficile de faire un choix.

La première conférence plénière «Pourquoi traduire les livres jeunesse?» de Emer O’Sullivan suivie d’une discussion «Parler de traduction» entre Mart Moeyaert et Aidan Chambers qui ont révélé quelques-unes des choses étranges qui se passent lorsque l’on traduit. Les traducteurs ont parfois tendance à ne pas rendre compte de ce qui est original dans d’autres langues.

Samedi, nous avons eu droit à «Arrivées et Départs» une discussion avec Shaun Tan et à une table ronde regroupant Kitty Crowther, Shirin Adl et Chen Jiang Hong, tous ces gens célèbres à la fois!

La conférence plénière de dimanche: Histoires de partout et pour tous », Jamila Gavin, Elizabeth Laird et Beerley Naidoo ont fait part de leur expérience de conteurs et de cueilleur de récits du monde entier. Ils nous ont aussi raconté des histoires qui ont voyagé à travers le monde tout en se modifiant en cours de route en tenant compte de la culture dans laquelle ils ont atterri.

Cette session intéressante a été suivie par «Un trio de conteurs» avec Dashdondog Jamba, Sonia Nimr et Michael Harvey, qui ont captivé l’auditoire. Même si les histoires ont été raconté en partie en anglais et en d’autres langues, l’audience comprenait la signification. Une illustration parfaite que le langage n’est pas toujours la seule façon de relater une histoire.

Nous sommes ensuite retournés à «Comment pouvons-nous vivre ensemble? En donnant la parole à chacun », avec beaucoup d’énergie, Patsy Aldana a parlé de sa propre identité culturelle, la mondialisation, le multi-culturalisme et a mis l’accent sur le danger d’homogénéisation des livres. Il est toujours très stimulant d’écouter les discours de Patsy.

Cette séance s’est terminée par «Migration-Vers une nouvelle normalité» où Michael Rosen a parlé de la littérature multiculturelle et raconté ses histoires et ses poèmes tout en divertissant les participants, mettant fin aux sessions sur une note humoristique.

Liste d’honneur
Nous étions si fiers lorsque nous avons vu nos livres étalés parmi ceux de la Liste d’honneur du monde entier. Merle Harris rassembla tous les livres canadiens et pris des photos. Nous avons également applaudi chaleureusement lorsque Jill MacLean a obtenu son certificat d’honneur pour «The Nine Lives of Travis Keating».

Assemblée générale
Le dimanche était aussi le jour de l’Assemblée générale IBBY où les gens de tous les pays représentés ont voté pour les nouveaux candidats du comité exécutif et sur la révision des Statuts de IBBY. Tous les candidats proposés ont été élus, vous pouvez consulter la liste du Comité exécutif d’IBBY ici.

Lors de l’Assemblée générale, une proposition a été faite venant d’IBBY Italia pour un «projet livres Silencieux: du monde à Lampedusa et de retour » cette idée est de créer une exposition itinérante d’une sélection internationale de livres «silencieux» (albums sans texte), une collection historique logés dans la section Art du Palazzo delle Esposizioni à Rome et à la mise en place d’une bibliothèque pour enfants sur l’île de Lampedusa. La fin décembre 2012 est la date limite pour recueillir les livre. Les sections nationales d’IBBY doivent envoyer trois exemplaires des oeuvres sans texte les plus importants à IBBY Italia.

Forum Ouvert
Le Forum ouvert rassemble les membres des sections nationales qui discutent de questions d’intérêt commun. Nous avons été répartis par continent afin de travailler ensemble et de partager nos projets et expériences. L’Amérique a été divisé selon la langue, l’Amérique latine et l’Amérique anglo-saxonne. J’y ai rencontré Ellis Vance et Linda Pavonetti de USBBY. Ils ont invité la section canadienne à participer à leur conférence régionale qui se tiendra du 18 au 20 octobre 2013 à St-Louis, Missouri. Après des discussions régionales, l’ensemble du groupe s’est réuni pour présenter les futurs projets et idées qui ont découlé des discussions.

«Traverser les frontières: Traductions et migrations» un congrès qui a été célébré avec beaucoup de succès à Londres. En revenant du trente-troisième congrès d’IBBY j’ai vraiment compris la mission et l’organisation d’IBBY mais j’ai surtout réalisé le sens profond de «Construire des ponts à travers la littérature pour enfants».
Le prochain Congrès IBBY aura lieu à Mexico en 2014. Soyez des nôtres!

Excellentes Nouvelles du Centre de documentation d’IBBY sur les livres pour enfants handicapés.

Centre de documentation IBBY sur les livres pour les enfants handicapés se déplace de Oslo, Norvège à la section jeunesse de la Bibliothèque Publique de Toronto North York Central pour l’enfance. Liz page,directrice exécutive d’IBBY, Heidi Boiesen, directrice du centre d’Oslo et Linda Pavonetti Vice-présidente d’IBBY sont venues à Toronto à la fin octobre afin de rencontrer les gens de Toronto Public Library et de commencer à organiser la transition de la collection. Bientôt, nous vous communiquerons plus d’informations sur ce sujet . Cette superbe collection a voyagé à travers le monde, des exemplaires du catalogue sont disponibles à partir de IBBY secrétariat.

Pour plus d’informations ou pour commander des catalogues, veuillez cliquer ici.

– Susane Duchesne

Post-scriptum: Je voudrais profiter de cette occasion pour remercier les gens d’IBBY Canada qui ont participé au Congrès et ont été si indispensables pour moi.

Regional Report: East

The focus this fall has been on making the work of IBBY Canada more visible locally. I have set up displays in schools and libraries in addition to participating in The Word On The Street in Halifax. I have continued to seek connections in other Maritime provinces. A trip was made most recently to Charlottetown, PEI, to make inquiries and to share information and strategies for moving forward.

– Jane Baskwill

Regional Report: Ontario

Photo courtesy of Brenda Halliday

The Word On the Street Toronto was a success! We were able to sell many of the Cleaver card packs. We were more successful after making assorted packs and selling them for $5 each. Theo also brought her Cats of the World cards which we sold for $1 each and sold out! Thanks to Brenda, Helena, and Theo for volunteering at the booth and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre for letting us borrow Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award-winning books to display at our booth.

– Rebecca Gold

Regional Report: West

The West Region is in the midst of a busy fall celebrating children’s books!

On Sunday, September 30, IBBY Canada participated in the 18th annual Vancouver The Word On The Street (WOTS), held at Library Square. We shared a table with the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable (VCLR) and the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia (CWILL BC) on Literacy Lane, and were a stop along the WOTS treasure hunt. The weather was cooperative and attendees enthusiastic; we gave away many books for children (donated by members of VCLR) and sold a handful of Cleaver note cards.

On Friday, October 12, VCLR and the University of British Columbia sponsored a colloquium with Leonard Marcus entitled, “‘Let the Wild Rumpus Start’: Maurice Sendak as Storyteller and Psychologist.” Over 90 people attended this entertaining talk, which included a slide show detailing Sendak’s art in the context of other illustrators of his time and the psychology behind some of his work.

On Friday, October 19, VCLR sponsored “Dark Alchemy: Literary Brews Conjured Across the Curriculum with Kenneth Oppel.” This half-day event coincided with a BC Professional Development Day and attracted many area teachers, in addition to librarians, students, and authors. In addition to Oppel’s presentation, attendees heard book talks promoting the finalists for this year’s Information Book Award and speed-dating-style presentations from CWILL BC members about their most recent titles.

Forthcoming BC events include:
Breakfast with Oliver Jeffers, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the University Golf Course.

– Kay Weisman

Causes for Celebration

Patsy Aldana
Photo courtesy of Catherine Mitchell

On October 30, 2012, Patsy Aldana (IBBY Foundation President) hosted a party to celebrate the National Reading Campaign, the presentation of IBBY Canada’s Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award to Cybèle Young, and the move of IBBY’s Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People to its new home in Toronto. Appropriately surrounded by her own floor-to-ceiling shelves bursting with books, Patsy announced that Toronto Public Library had been selected by IBBY to house the 4000-book Documentation Centre collection, established by IBBY in 1985, and currently based in Norway. The collection represents the best titles published worldwide for children and teens with special needs. It includes books with sign language illustrations, Blissymbols, picture communication symbols (PCS), Braille, tactile illustrations, and cloth books.

2011 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award winner Cybèle Young
Photo courtesy of Catherine Mitchell

Every two years IBBY invites its national sections in 77 countries to submit recently published books produced especially for young people with disabilities, as well as regular books serving special needs. The jury also looks for picture books and novels from the regular children’s book production that portray persons with special needs with an emphasis on similarities rather than differences in order to encourage understanding and empathy. The final selection of approximately 50 outstanding books are featured in a biennial catalogueand exhibited by IBBY at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and other conferences and venues internationally.

Brenda Halliday, IBBY Canada Past President; Helena Aalto, IBBY Canada Promotions Officer; Sharon Moynes, Manager, Youth and Children’s Services at North York Central Library; Yvette Ghione, IBBY Canada Treasurer
Photo courtesy of Catherine Mitchell


Joining in the Toronto celebration were Liz Page (IBBY Executive Director), Linda Pavonetti (Vice-President, IBBY Executive Committee), Susane Duchesne (IBBY Canada President), and Sharon Moynes (Manager, Youth and Children’s Services at North York Central Library). Honoured guest Heidi Boiesen (Director of the Documentation Centre) managed to arrive at the party mid-evening. Her plane was delayed, not by Hurricane Sandy and the rain in Canada, but by snow in Norway!

North York Central Library’s Children’s Department will welcome the Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People collection in 2013.

-Brenda Halliday
IBBY Canada Past Past President

IBBY International: Linda Pavonetti, IBBY Vice-President & USBBY Executive Member; Heidi Boiesen, Director, IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People; Susane Duchesne, IBBY Canada President; Liz Page, IBBY Executive Director.
Photo courtesy of Catherine Mitchell


Come to the IBBY Canada Annual General Meeting!

Please join us for the next IBBY Canada Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 2, 2013. This is your chance to meet your executive, including your regional councillor, and discuss past and future IBBY projects.

The Annual General Meeting will be held in Room 200 of the Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd.), which is one block north of the Eglinton subway station. There is a pay parking garage across the street under the Yonge-Eglinton Centre and a pay parking lot two blocks up the street on Roselawn Avenue.

Coffee will be served at 9:30 am, and the meeting will commence at 10 am. A light lunch will follow. We’re eager to see you there!

IBBY Asia and IBBY Europe Newsletters Online

Regional newsletters from IBBY Asia and IBBY Europe are available online! These newsletters are a great way to read about IBBY activities around the world and keep abreast of international events. Take a look at what other national sections are doing. Maybe we can adopt some ideas for future IBBY Canada activities!
Click here to visit the newsletter archive.

To subscribe to the IBBY European newsletter, please email hasmig.chahinian@bnf.fr.
Thank you to Catherine Mitchell, an IBBY Canada Past President, for the tip! (See what I mean about past executive members turning up again?)

Stéphane Poulin Awarded Special Mention by LIBBYLIT

LIBBYLIT, the francophone section of IBBY Belgium, recently awarded a Special Mention to Au pays de la mémoire blanche, a graphic novel by Belgian author Carl Norac and Canadian illustrator Stéphane Poulin. The LIBBYLIT Awards are awarded annually for French and Belgian picture books and novels. Equal parts picture book and novel, Au pays de la mémoire blanche features nearly 150 oil paintings by Poulin, which took nearly five years to complete. Au pays de la mémoire blanche is co-published by Sarbacane and Amnesty International.

Congratulations to Stéphane Poulin!


IBBY Canada Executive

President, Susane Duchesne
Past President, Patricia Ocampo
Vice-President, Mahak Jain
Treasurer, Yvette Ghione
Membership Secretary, Ellen Wu
Recording Secretary, Vasso Tassiopoulos
Promotions Officer, Helena Aalto
Liaison CANSCAIP, Debbie Spring
Liaison CCBC, Meghan Howe
Liaison Communication-Jeunesse, Louise Tondreau-Levert
Councillor-West, TBD
Councillor-Quebec, Shannon Babcock
Councillor-Ontario, Rebecca Gold
Councillor-East, Jane Baskwill
Alberta Chair, Merle Harris
Newsletter Editor, Jessica Fung
Website Chair, Jennifer Dibble
Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award Chair, Lina Gordaneer
Frances E. Russell Grant Chair, Deirdre Baker
Hans Christian Andersen Award Chair, Josiane Polidori, Theo Heras

IBBY (International) Executive Committee
President, Ahmad Redza Ahmad Khairuddin (Malaysia)
Vice-President, Wally De Doncker (Belgium)
Vice-President, Linda M. Pavonetti (USA)
Executive Director, Liz Page (Switzerland)
Visit www.ibby.org for a full list of the executive

IBBY Canada Newsletter
French Translations by Susane Duchesne
Proofread (English text) by Meghan Howe

Leave a Reply