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Winter 2017, Vol. 36, No. 4
ISSN 1704-6033
Letter from the Editor

A new year is a great opportunity to reflect on everything that IBBY Canada accomplished in 2016. Doing so makes me very proud to be part of this organization! Here are just a few highlights of some of things we achieved last year.
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President’s Report 

As I write this letter, the board is preparing for the Annual Meeting of Members, which will take place in Toronto on Saturday, March 4. I hope to see many of you there, not least because we will be taking some time after the formal portion of the meeting concludes to ask for input from members on how they (you!) might participate more actively in IBBY Canada’s work over the next year.
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Shortlist Announced for the 2016 Cleaver Award

The Cleaver Award jury is pleased to announce the shortlist for 2016 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award. This award for illustration honours the synergy between art and text, visual storytelling, artistic originality, and design. 
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IBBY Canada’s Indigenous Picture Book Collection

Last fall, an IBBY Canada committee applied to the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Fund for support in creating and exhibiting an Indigenous Picture Book Collection. 
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2017 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

IBBY Canada is pleased to announce that four Canadian titles have been selected for the 2017 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities.
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CANSCAIP Spotlight: Joan Marie Galat

Joan Marie Galat is a stellar author who writes about the stars, aurora, and other night sky phenomena. Her award-winning books encourage children to learn more about space and their own roles in protecting the environment through activities from planting trees to turning off the lights at night. 
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Call for Submissions: 2017 Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program

IBBY Canada invites submissions from Canadian children’s book illustrators for the Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program for the month of October 2017, hosted at Toronto Public Library’s Northern District Branch. 
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You’re Invited: IBBY Canada AMM

Our Annual Meeting of Members will be held on Saturday, March 4, with special guest speaker Jenny Kay Dupuis.
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IBBY Auction for Children in Crisis

IBBY International annouces the launch of an auction for the IBBY/REFORMA Children in Crisis Project. 
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