The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild supports, promotes, and seeks to inspire participation in traditional bookbinding and contemporary book arts. It does this through the efforts of its members and volunteers in providing high quality book arts information, resources, education and networking opportunities to the Canadian book arts community and interested public.
as an organization are:
- To become a more broadly based, national organization, representative of, and advocate for, the book arts;
- Increase the organization's financial strength to support future stability and growth;
- Develop and expand CBBAG’s human resource base to meet the organization’s current and future needs;
- Increase board/governance effectiveness through improved policy and practice;
- Develop, refine, and expand in-studio and home study educational programmes to best serve beginner through master level bookbinders and book artists;
- Deliver programmes and membership services that are innovative, high quality, and cost-effective that return maximum value to members, participants, and sponsors.
CBBAG's members include bookbinders, book artists, calligraphers, paper makers, paper decorators, letterpress printers, book collectors, conservators, archivists, teachers, and students in Canada and around the world. CBBAG is a volunteer-run charitable organization (federally incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Act). CBBAG has approximately 500 members and nine chapters across Canada, based in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, London, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax.
The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild's activities are focused in four areas: education, exhibitions, events, and publications.