CCBC Strategic Plan- 2018

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Canadian Children’s Book Centre Strategic Ends and Operational Initiatives – January to December 2018

Vision:

That all Canadians be given the opportunity to read books created by Canadian authors and illustrators.

 

Mission:

CCBC exists to bring Canadian books (in various media) and young readers together to foster a lifelong love of reading.

 

Goals:

Strategic End 1:

To support and encourage the creation, production, and distribution of Canadian children’s books.

Programs and Services:

  1. Book Giveaway
  2. Book Week
  3. Awards
  4. Exhibitions
  5. Canadian Children’s Book News
  6. Best Books for Kids & Teens
  7. Book collections
  8. Website/On-line Resources

 

2018 Operational Initiatives Task/ Activity Target
 

Partner with industry professionals

 

Develop professional development webinars

 

Target aspiring and established authors and illustrators while raising funds for the CCBC

 

 

 

Strategic End 2:

To provide educators, librarians, parents, and children themselves with information about and access to the full range of Canadian reading opportunities.

 

Programs and Services:

  1. Book Giveaway
  2. Book Week
  3. Canadian Children’s Book News
  4. Best Books for Kids & Teens
  5. Libraries
  6. Website/On-line Resources

 

2018 Operational Initiatives Task/ Activity Target
Increase  awareness of the importance, availability and quality of Canadian children’s books and of the CCBC for use in the classroom

 

 

Enhance the reach of the Centre’s programs and services

Develop webinars, in conjunction with OISE, to be used by colleges and universities for new educators.

 

 

Find new sponsor for the Monica Hughes Award for Fantasy and Sci-Fi.

Webinars to be used to educate new teachers and also to spread the word about the CCBC

 

 

 

Award to be in place by end of 2018

 

Organizational Development and Effectiveness:

While not an end but a means, CCBC staff and board are committed to maintaining a sustainable organization that responds to economic, technological, demographic, and social change.

 

2018 Operational Development & Effectiveness Task/ Activity Target
Develop procedures to ensure that CCBC has the skills it needs at the board level and beyond

 

Continue to diversify funding base

 

 

 

 

 

Develop a recruitment strategy for board members

 

Research and apply for grants to assist teachers in classrooms

 

look for part-time director of fundraising and sponsorships

 

 

 

At least two members with comfort and experience in fund development to be recruited.

 

Develop a board skills matrix

 

Secure one new grant to add social justice- themed books to Teachers

 

Book Bank

 

Secure part-time fund development person