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Youth readership promotion

Marquis and its division Laurentien actively promote youth readership across Canada by sponsoring literary awards, events and activities for more than 15 years.

Youth Category
Association des libraires du Québec
Official sponsor and presenter,
in collaboration with Rolland

This award promotes youth literature from Quebec and elsewhere and annually recognizes excellence in creative writing for young people. Marquis contributes by providing financial support and printing promotional material.

Major partner of the AQPF and ANEL,
in collabration with Rolland

These prizes promote Quebec and Franco-Canadian literature among Quebec French teachers, stimulate their interest in these works and help their students to know and appreciate them. Marquis offers one prize to the winner in each of the five categories of youth literature and the printing of promotional material.

Canadian Children's Book Week

This event introduces more than 25,000 children and young people to the joys of reading through literary sessions and workshops in schools, libraries, community centres and bookshops across the country.

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The prize is designed to encourage the discovery of reading among high school students and to introduce them to science fiction, fantastic and fantasy literature.


This program is beautifully simple. Once a week, during the school year, senior volunteers-readers visit a local school to read stories to children from 4 to 8 years-old.

Promotion in school agendas

Alloprof engages students and their parents in educational success through its free and inspiring support services.

Association of Canadian
Publishers (ACP)

This platform promotes Canadian literature by facilitating the discovery of Canadian books of all genres and from all regions of the country, including books for children and young adults.


This local festival exposes the community to some of today's best know and emerging Canadian authors, and aims at being a catalyst for local writers, including those dedicated to children's literature.


This prize was created to recognize and promote literary achievements in the social sciences and humanities, including pedagody and education.

Sponsor of the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize

Award given to the author of literary books aimed at juveniles and young adults.

Sponsor of the Children's & Young Adult Book of the Year Award

These annual literary awards recognize and celebrate the best of the Alberta book publishing industry.

Our other commitments


• Eco-educational activities
Le Semoir, Montmagny
• Louiseville Festival de la Galette
The Word on the Street Festival

Toronto & Halifax
Freedom to Read Week


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