AGM 2023

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm (EDT). Members* in good standing and the public are welcome to attend.

This year’s AGM will feature a talk by Priti Birla Maheshwari, author of Chaiwala! Published by Owlkids Books, Chaiwala! is the selection for the 2023 TD Grade One Book Giveaway. Illustrated by Ashley Barron, this stunning picture book chronicles the adventures of a mother and daughter scrambling to get their favourite treat—a delicious cup of chai—before their train departs the station. Chaiwala! was inspired by the author’s own childhood travels to visit family in Jaipur, India. In her address, Ms. Maheshwari will discuss the importance and meaning of diverse representations in children’s literature, and the power of books to make kids feel seen.

WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm (EDT)
WHERE: Zoom (link will be sent by email on the evening of June 7).
RSVP by June 1

*Members are reminded that they may appoint a proxy to attend the Annual General Meeting on their behalf. Any such appointment must be evidenced by a document in writing, signed by the member and received by the CCBC no later than June 1, 2023. Download a proxy form here and email the completed form to

The audited financial statements will be available the week of June 5. Any member, upon request, may obtain a copy. Please email to request a copy. 


The auditor being recommended for appointment is Adams & Miles LLP.

Minutes for 2022 Annual General Meeting

The complete minutes for last year’s AGM can be found here.

To review the 2022 AGM presentation slides, click here.

Please RSVP by June 1. All reservations must be made through Eventbrite. If you are unable to attend, your proxy must register at Eventbrite to attend on your behalf.

Agenda, AGM package and Zoom link will be sent by email on the evening of June 7.

Register today!