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Do you believe that children’s literature has the power to make the world a better place? You can help us make that happen by becoming an IBBY Canada member or sponsor, or by making a donation. Please help us in our mission of bringing books and children together!

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By becoming an IBBY member, you will

  • help to connect children and books, in Canada and around the world, by funding initiatives like the Readers and Refugees program, the Indigenous Picture Book collection, and the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund
  • have the opportunity to volunteer at events and serve on award and project committees
  • have voting rights at IBBY Canada’s Annual General Meeting
  • receive our quarterly email newsletter as well as news alerts about IBBY projects
  • receive an invitation to the biennial international IBBY Congress

Individual membership: $50 / year

Student membership: $25 / year

Organizational membership: $150 / year

An Organizational Membership, available to libraries, bookstores, publishers, associations and other organizations, allows you to register up to three email addresses.

For most educators, librarians, publishers, authors, and illustrators, membership is a tax-deductible professional expense. For any questions about membership, or to update your contact information, please email

Annual Membership (recurring):

Once you sign up to be an annual member, your renewal will be billed automatically by PayPal once per year. You may cancel your membership anytime.

Membership Options

One-Year Membership:

Sign up here for just one year of membership.

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Make a donation and direct your support to our general operations or any one of our awards, programs or initiatives:

  • IBBY Canada General Fund
  • International Children’s Book Day 2022
  • Indigenous Picture Book Collection / Indigenous Children’s Libraries Project
  • IBBY Children in Crisis Fund
  • Twinning Project — IBBY Dominican Republic
  • Reading with Newcomer Children
  • Frances E. Russell Grant for research on Canadian Children’s Literature
  • Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
  • Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence program

Please indicate where you would like your donation directed in the Notes field. For donations to the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund, you can also designate a specific campaign; refer to the Children in Crisis page. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $20.00 or more and either mailed or emailed to you.

You may also make a donation in the amount of your choosing and receive a charitable tax receipt.

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Support IBBY Canada and be part of IBBY founder Jella Lepman’s legacy today. We offer three levels of annual sponsorship in support of annual programming and operations:

  • Gold $1,000
  • Silver $500
  • Bronze $250

Your sponsorship will make a huge impact on our ability to celebrate and promote Canadian children’s picture books — as well as to live the mission of IBBY of bringing books and children together by fostering a reading culture and giving every child the opportunity to become a life-long reader. Your commitment can help make all of this happen at home and, thanks to the cooperation of over 80 IBBY national sections around the world, abroad.

Your generous support will be gratefully recognized on the IBBY Canada website, in the IBBY Canada newsletter and at our Annual Meeting of Members, and will allow you to register up to five email addresses.

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