About Our Books

ECW is a proudly independent, Canadian-owned book publisher. We know great writing can improve people’s lives, and we’re passionate about sharing original, exciting, and insightful writing across genres.

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We want our books not just to sustain our imaginations, but to help construct a healthier, more just world, and so we’ve become a certified B Corporation, meaning we meet a high standard of social and environmental responsibility — and we’re going to keep aiming higher. We believe books can drive change, but the way we make them can too.

Being a B Corp means that the act of publishing this book should be a force for good – for the planet, for our communities, and for the people that worked to make this book. For example, everyone who worked on this book was paid at least a living wage. You can learn more at the Ontario Living Wage Network.

Accessibility is important to us. ECW has earned Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible™ (GCA) certification, and our GCA ebooks are screen reader friendly and are built to meet the needs of those who are unable to read standard print due to blindness, low vision, dyslexia, or a physical disability.

At ECW Press, we want you to enjoy our books in whatever format you like. For more information about our free ebook program, visit this page.

ECW’s office is situated on land that was the traditional territory of many nations including the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewa, Métis, and current treaty holders the Mississaugas of the Credit. In the 1880s, the land was developed as part of a growing community around St. Matthew’s Anglican and other churches. Starting in the 1950s, our neighbourhood was transformed by immigrants fleeing the Vietnam War and Chinese Canadians dispossessed by the building of Nathan Phillips Square and the subsequent rise in real estate value in other Chinatowns. We are grateful to those who cared for the land before us and are proud to be working amidst this mix of cultures.