Supporting Publishing in Alberta

Themes & Variations receives Government of Canada funding

2014-12-18-earl-dreeshen-featureOttawa – Educational book publisher Themes & Variations will receive $22,500 through the Canada Book Fund for a publishing internship project. Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament (Red Deer), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding will help Themes & Variations deliver on its commitment to provide quality Canadian-authored teaching materials for young Canadian and international students.

Quick Facts

  • Themes & Variations is one of Canada’s largest publishers of music–related curriculum material for students from kindergarten to Grade 6.
  • Through the $39.1-million Canada Book Fund, Canadian Heritage provides support to approximately 300 Canadian book publishers and industry organizations every year.
  • Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues every year and employ around 9,000 Canadians.


“Our Government is proud of Canada’s book industry. We are committed to supporting organizations that enrich their community’s cultural life and strengthen its economy.”
—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

“We are pleased to support educational book publishers like Themes & Variations who offer interactive learning materials and promote Canadian-authored books.”
— Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament (Red Deer)

“Themes & Variations is very pleased to have the opportunity to work with a Francophone intern to help develop much needed resources in French. Without the assistance from the Canada Book Fund, this would not be possible.”
—Denise Gagné, President, Themes & Variations

Source Department of Canadian Heritage