Our Publishing Program

Publish With Us!

We publish an extensive range of academic books under both our Canadian Scholars and Women’s Press imprint, with specialization in quality undergraduate and graduate level textbooks.

What We Publish

We publish course resources for the post-secondary environment under both our Canadian Scholars and Women’s Press imprints. We are interested in acquiring projects from a wide variety of disciplines with a keen interest in work that promotes social justice, showcases diverse voices, and engages the student reader.

Our Proposal Process

Do you have a book idea, but you’re unsure where to begin? Connect with one of our acquisition editors! Through a personal discussion of your idea, your acquisitions editor will walk you through the publishing process step-by-step, offer practical guidance, help you define the market for your book, and provide you with a proposal form.

Connect with an Acquisitions Editor

Please contact the appropriate subject editor to discuss submitting your proposal. We are always interested in exploring new areas; if you don’t see your discipline listed, please email: editorial@canadianscholars.ca

Acquisitions Editors

Kerrie Waddington

Director of Acquisitions kerrie.waddington@canadianscholars.ca


Indigenous Studies
Nursing and Allied Health
Labour Studies
Technology and Trades
Education/Early Childhood Education
Communication and Media Studies
Canadian Studies
Political Science

Emma Melnyk

Senior Acquisitions Editor emma.melnyk@canadianscholars.ca


Child and Youth Care
Technology and Trades

Sarah Powell

Senior Acquisitions Editor sarah.powell@canadianscholars.ca


Gender and Sexuality Studies
Health Studies
Social Work
Disability Studies
Religious Studies
Environmental Studies/Geography

Our Publishing Services

At Canadian Scholars, our experienced team offers support throughout every step of the publishing process. Once accepted, your manuscript will move through our editorial, production, marketing, and sales departments. Our editorial department will copyedit, proofread, and conduct an anonymous peer review. Our production department will design the layout, create the visual elements, and manage any supplementary instructor and student resources. Our marketing department will customize a promotional campaign to suit your project, and our sales department will ensure the book reaches its audience. Our authors are directly involved in each step of this collaborative process.

Contributed Collections

Leading a contributed collection: Many of our most exciting and engaging publications are contributed collections since they allow us to showcase a diversity of voices and perspectives. We are actively seeking editors to lead new contributed collections. Please reach out so your Acquisitions Editor can walk you through the steps, and help plan and distribute your call for proposals.

Submitting to a contributed collection: Would you like to publish a chapter in a contributed collection? We warmly welcome your submission. In all cases, full chapters will only be requested if/when the project is approved for publication.

Praise for the Canadian Scholars publishing program

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“I have worked in conjunction with the staff at Canadian Scholars for nearly two decades. They have been of invaluable assistance through every step of the process from refining my ideas and the peer review process through design to actively marketing my work. Their input has enhanced both the content and the presentation that has allowed my writing to find a broad audience of both students and professionals in the field.”

Rick Csiernik, Author of Substance Use and Misuse, Third Edition

Professor, School of Social Work
King’s University College at Western University
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“Canadian Scholars has been extremely supportive of the publishing careers of young Canadian scholars, particularly racialized, minority and Indigenous backgrounds working on decolonial and anti-colonial ruptures in education broadly defined. Personally, Canadian Scholars has offered guidance and advice in the works I have done with them, assisting me and my colleagues to produce publications in timely fashion and ensuring that our scholarship reaches a wide audience as much as possible. Two words characterize my dealings with Canadian Scholars – ‘professional’ and ‘supportive’.”

George Dei, Editor of Centering African Proverbs, Indigenous Folktales, and Cultural Stories in Curriculum

Professor, Social Justice Education; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
OISE University of Toronto
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“Working with the dedicated professionals at Canadian Scholars has been a very positive experience. Throughout my exchanges with the members of the editorial team, I have found them to be clear, precise, friendly, and responsive.”

Édouard Ousselin, Author of La France

Professor, The Department of Modern and Classical Languages; Editor in Chief, The French Review
Western Washington University
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“I have found Canadian Scholars to be an excellent publisher to work with. It is not always easy to negotiate the nuances of my field, child and youth care practice, with publishers. The editors in all departments were patient, flexible, and always willing to listen to my suggestions and requests. They handled the material with integrity and clarity. The allowed me considerable oversight with respect to editorial decisions, while also providing valuable feedback and excellent suggestions for improvements. They worked with me professionally, respectfully and also with good humour. I look forward to continue working with Canadian Scholars and their excellent team of editors.”

Kiaras Gharabaghi, Author of Research and the Field of Child and Youth Care

PhD, School of Child & Youth Care
Toronto Metropolitan University
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“I wrote my first book for Canadian Scholars in 1994. Since then I have had nothing but positive experiences working with the expert editorial staff there. They are creative as well as thorough and have always allowed me to improve my manuscripts—indeed, in some cases, they were instrumental in making my books as good as they turned out to be. They are also friendly and sensitive to author needs. I have published with a number of publisher, but Canadian Scholars is certainly at the very top of my list for professionalism.”

Marcel Danesi, Author of From Flappers to Rappers

Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Toronto
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“It is my pleasure to highly recommend Canadian Scholars to you. Right from the proposal process, through to editing and publication, all of the staff were professional, talented, helpful, patient, and kind. My experience with the press confirmed my belief that an author can write a ‘good’ book, but the editing and publication team are the ones who make it ‘great’. If you’ve written a good manuscript, and want to make it a great publication, work with Canadian Scholars!”

Judah Oudshoorn, Author of Trauma-Informed Youth Justice in Canada

Professor of Community and Criminal Justice
Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
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“Canadian Scholars provided my colleague and me with excellent support throughout the publication process, from clear guidelines and timely feedback on manuscript preparation to highly skilled copy editing. The team at Canadian Scholars are true professionals. It was a pleasure working with them.”

Steve Roe, Author of Academic Writing, Third Edition

Dean of Academic and Vocational Programs
Northern Lights College
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“Working with Canadian Scholars Press on my recently edited book Decolonization in Practice was enlightening. Their support and inspiration were invaluable. With a prompt and supportive staff, they ensured timely assistance. Moreover, they offered active support for book outreach, enhancing its reach and impact.”

Ranjan Datta, Author of Decolonization in Practice

Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Community Disaster Research
Mount Royal University
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“Canadian Scholars took the time to walk alongside me as I embarked on this project. As an emerging scholar, I had much to learn, and they were patient with me as I posed many questions about the process. I could count on them for support at every step and I am so very thankful for it.”

Kenneth MacKinnon, Author of Transformative Change through Educational Leadership

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Prince Edward Island
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“Working with Canadian Scholars Press to publish numerous educational books centered on equity and social justice has been an immensely gratifying experience. Their commitment to these values shines through in every aspect of their work. The team is exceptionally detail-oriented, ensuring that every facet of the publication process is inclusive. What truly sets them apart is their unwavering support throughout the journey, offering guidance and assistance at every step. Their willingness to collaborate on creating a unique cover for books is a testament to their dedication to fulfilling authors’ visions. Canadian Scholars Press exemplifies excellence in publishing. Working with them has not only been productive but also inspiring, fostering a partnership built on shared principles and mutual respect.”

Ardavan Eizadirad, Editor of Enacting Anti-Racist and Activist Pedagogies in Teacher Education

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
Wilfrid Laurier University
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“Great to have published with Canadian Scholars! I found the overall experience worthwhile with support along the way from supportive, knowledgeable, and caring staff. To see the final end product highlighted the publishing experience for me.”

Robert Meadus, Author of Communication for Nursing and Health Care Professionals

Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Memorial University of Newfoundland
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We have received invaluable support during the process of proposing our book on decolonizing education to Canadian Scholars. We would recommend Canadian Scholars as your publisher without a heartbeat!

Crystal ManyFingers and Sungfu Tsai, Authors of Niitsitapi Stories for Decolonizing Education: A Practical Guide for Allies

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