The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) has launched a baseline survey to measure diversity in the Canadian book industry. Inspired by the Lee & Low Diversity Baseline Survey, the survey will measure the diversity of English-language Canadian book publishing workplaces.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The survey will be online until September 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm EDT and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. 

About us:

The Association of Canadian Publishers represents approximately 115 Canadian-owned and controlled book publishers from across the country. ACP contributes to the development and maintenance of vibrant, competitive book publishing companies, professionally managed, and owned and controlled in Canada, in order to support and strengthen the contribution that Canadian books make to Canada’s cultural, economic, and educational landscape.

More information about the ACP can be found on our website. 

Goals: 

ACP’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group was struck at ACP’s 2017 Annual General Meeting with the goal of supporting diversity and inclusion in the Canadian book publishing industry. The committee identified conducting a baseline survey as a priority, to measure diversity in the industry and help identify concrete measures to support inclusion in workplaces. 

Methodology:

A link to the survey will be circulated to book publishing firms across Canada, with the goal of reaching staff at book publishers of all sizes, genres, and geographical locations. ACP asks heads of firm to share the survey with all full-time, part-time, and contract staff, as well as interns and freelancers. Please share the survey widely within your network.

This survey is anonymous and self-reported. As such, participation is voluntary and all questions are optional. 

The survey will gather statistics on book publishing staff in the following major categories: gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, and age. We will also gather information on size and type of book publisher. ACP staff will administer the survey, compile statistics, and share the results with the Canadian book publishing community.

Individual responses will be kept in strict confidence, and information will only be shared in aggregate form. 

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact ACP Program Manager Emily Kellogg (emily_kellogg@canbook.org).

 Thank you for participating in this initiative. We look forward to sharing the results later in the year.

Are you head of firm, or can you answer questions on behalf of your firm? 

Note: For the purposes of this survey, please indicate "Yes" if you can answer a few question on behalf of your firm. (Only one person per firm should indicate "Yes.") Indicate "No" if you would like to answer questions only as an individual.

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* 1. Are you head of firm, or can you answer questions on behalf of your firm? 

Note: For the purposes of this survey, please indicate "Yes" if you can answer a few question on behalf of your firm. (Only one person per firm should indicate "Yes.") Indicate "No" if you would like to answer questions only as an individual.

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