Kelly Sears is supporting the Evaluation Services Directorate at the Department of Canadian Heritage in conducting an evaluation of the Canada Book Fund, which is the Government’s main funding program in support of Canada’s book publishing industry. The main objective of the program is to provide readers with access to Canadian-authored books in Canada and internationally. The program provides funding to book publishers, associations and booksellers. The evaluation involves a variety of data collection methods, including interviews with funding recipients and industry associations, a literature review and a review of program performance data.