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The Canadian Books in Ontario Schools Fund

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The Canadian Books in Ontario Schools Fund

The Canadian Books in Ontario Schools Fund is a three-year, $250,000 per year pilot project to help publishers develop supplementary resources like lesson plans, activities and discussion guides that complement works of Canadian literature to support learning and teaching through the curriculum. 

The fund will also aim to increase awareness among education professionals of suitable Canadian titles for use in their classrooms.

The Ontario Media Development Corporation will administer the Canadian Books in Ontario Schools Fund.


Eligible Applicants

Ontario-based publishers with Canadian publishing programs that have literary titles suitable for use in K-12 classrooms may apply for this program. 

Eligible Projects and Activities

There are two streams of eligible projects:

  1. Creation of supplementary resources to support learning and teaching through the curriculum
  2. Group/collective marketing projects.

Publishers may submit applications to each stream as appropriate provided the separate activities/projects meet eligibility requirements.


The Canadian Books in Ontario Schools Fund has two streams of funding:

1.    Supplementary Resource Materials (Individual Publisher): minimum $5,000, maximum $15,000

2.    Marketing Projects (Group/Collective): minimum $10,000, maximum $50,000.

Eligible applicants may submit applications to one or both streams.

Funding will be provided to support projects that meet eligibility requirements and can demonstrate that the project will help strengthen the publisher's footprint in Ontario classrooms. This funding will also promote opportunities for classroom use of established Canadian literary works to Ontario's educators through supplementary resources associated with those titles.

TVO's TeachOntario

TeachOntario is a resource for teachers across the province to explore professional learning opportunities, access teaching resources, share knowledge with colleagues and create projects to support teaching and learning. Publishers may be eligible to have their supplementary resources posted on the TeachOntario portal for discovery and distribution. 

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