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Publishing Organizations: Operating

Results Announcement

Deadline Date: February 11, 2021
Keeler, Emily, Toronto
Martin, Tonya, New Westminster (British Columbia)
Read, Robyn, Dundas
Sarfraz, Sheeza, Toronto

Advisory panels are used to provide advice and help set priorities in many granting competitions at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Advisory panels do not make grant decisions. Officers make final grant recommendations to the OAC Director & CEO and the OAC board based on advisors' comments, OAC priorities, the program budget and the number of applications to the program. In Years 2 and 3 of a multi-year cycle, requests are reviewed by the officer and not an advisory panel.
To safeguard the integrity of the peer assessment process, we do not allow anyone who has a direct conflict of interest with an application to serve on an assessment panel where that application is to be reviewed. Indirect conflicts of interest are managed by a standard OAC procedure.

In 2021, OAC put a pause on the multi-year cycles of all operating programs. All applications were assessed by an advisory panel.
Number of Applications:
Total Requested:
Number of Grants Awarded:
Total Recommended:
Annick Press Limited, Toronto, $35,371
Between the Lines Incorporated, Toronto, $26,100
Biblioasis Inc, Windsor, $50,391
Black Moss Press, Windsor, $6,418
BOOK*HUG PRESS, Toronto, $47,267
BookLand Press Inc, Markham, $12,420
Brick Books, Kingston, $29,423
Coach House Books, Toronto, $45,478
Cormorant Books Inc, Toronto, $33,209
Dundurn Press Limited, Toronto, $37,829
ECW Press, Toronto, $86,410
Exile Editions Limited, Holstein, $5,797
Groundwood Books Limited, Toronto, $86,200
Guernica Editions Inc, Hamilton, $24,484
House of Anansi Press Inc, Toronto, $85,009
Howard Aster & Associates Corp. Ltd., Oakville, $7,670
Inanna Publications and Education Inc, Toronto, $27,849
Invisible Publishing, Picton, $18,216
James Lorimer & Company Ltd. Publishers, Toronto, $26,504
Kegedonce Press, Chippewas of Nawash, $22,894
Kids Can Press Ltd, Toronto, $44,169
Mansfield Press, Toronto, $16,644
Mawenzi House Publishers, Toronto, $17,716
Owlkids Books Inc, Toronto, $77,865
Pajama Press, Toronto, $30,073
Palimpsest, Windsor, $12,336
Playwrights Canada Press Ltd., Toronto, $48,680
Red Deer Press Inc., Markham, $7,028
Second Story Press, Toronto, $59,035
The Porcupine's Quill, Erin, $29,827
University of Ottawa Press | Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa, Ottawa, $15,962
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, $81,779
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, $27,450
Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Limited, Hamilton, $24,137