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Note to Non-members | Registration for Workshops | Cancellation & Refunds 


*Currently, CBBAG is only offering online workshops due to the COVID-19 restrictions.


Online Workshops ... more coming soon

Home Study

In addition to its in-person courses, CBBAG has a Home Study Programme. Home Study courses offer an alternative from core curriculum to in-person workshops though both the Independent stream and the Guided stream. 


CBBAG In Person Workshops

To find out what your local chapter is offering as in-person workshops, please see our list of Chapters section.


The new online format for workshops will be offered by any chapter that is interested and listed on the workshop registration page.


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Note to Non-members

  • If you plan to take a workshop which requires you to be a CBBAG member, please register for the workshop you are interested in at the non-member price. The non-member price includes a one-year CBBAG membership, so you do not need to join CBBAG in a separate step. Once you are a member you simply need to log-in to get the member price on additional workshops (please note that it may take a few days before your membership is processed).


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Registration for Workshops

  • Click on "Workshops and Registration" link on the left pull-down menu to register with online payment by Visa or MasterCard. 
  • The workshop list shows all online and in-person workshops.
  • Online courses and in-person workshops are listed.
  • If you prefer to pay for a workshop or course by cheque or e-transfer, please contact workshop@cbbag.ca 
  • Registration in workshops is assigned on a chronological basis and is dependent on successful payment of fees. If the workshop is full, you can choose to be added to the wait list at no cost, which is also filled on a chronological basis. Interested folks are encouraged to join the wait list in case additional sessions of a class can be added.
  • Acknowledgement of registration will be sent by e-mail; if you have not received your acceptance one week prior to the start of the workshop, please check your junk mail and then contact workshop@cbbag.ca
  • If you wish to enroll a person under 18 years of age for an online workshop, please contact workshop@cbbag.ca prior to registration as acceptance is at the sole discretion of the instructor; please note that students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is also enrolled in the workshop and both must be part of the same family membership.
  • In-person workshops are limited to persons over 18 years of age.
  • For online workshops, please be sure you have read the technical requirements carefully before registering, as different instructors will be using different online platforms, as well as the lists of materials and tools you will need to provide for yourself.
  • Not all in-person workshop venues will be wheelchair accessible and may require taking stairs. Any allergies or other environmental sensitivities should be mentioned to workshop@cbbag.ca after registration; CBBAG will do its best to accommodate students, however, CBBAG may be limited it its efforts to mitigate environmental issues.


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Of Special Note

Online workshops:    

  • It is the responsibility of the student to check the time zone in which online workshops are held. Generally workshops will be held in the Eastern time zone.
  • CBBAG instructors have the right to dismiss disruptive students; fees will not be refunded under these circumstances.
In-person workshops:
  • In-person workshops are generally limited to a maximum of eight participants (exceptions apply) and generally run from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Full details are available with the course descriptions.
  • For courses requiring a prerequisite of Bookbinding I, Bookbinding II, or Bookbinding III, successfully completed CBBAG Home Study courses in the Guided Stream can be used as prerequisites for in-person courses (Home Study Independent Stream courses cannot be used prerequisites for in-person courses, unless permission is obtained from the instructor).
  • Participants are responsible for arriving on time at the correct location; contact workshop@cbbag.ca if directions are needed (please allow a couple of days ahead of the first day of the workshop).
  • Materials fees for in-person workshops are paid in cash to the instructor at the beginning of a workshop.
  • Tools and materials are supplied at the workshop, unless otherwise noted; participants may also bring their own hand tools if they wish.
  • Participants should plan to bring a brown bag lunch for in-person workshops (some workshops are in residential or industrial areas with no restaurants, etc., nearby).
  • Due to the intensive nature of CBBAG workshops, it is not possible to make up missed days; fees cannot be refunded.
  • CBBAG instructors have the right to dismiss disruptive students; fees will not be refunded under these circumstances.
  • Photography is permitted only for personal use; otherwise, permission must be obtained in writing from CBBAG.


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Cancellations & Refunds

  • Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited.
  • CBBAG reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient enrollment by the published cut-off date for registration and fees for cancelled workshops will be fully refunded.
  • As well, CBBAG reserves the right to cancel or reschedule workshops without notice in the event of illness, accident, or any other unavoidable or unforeseen circumstance on the part of the instructor; fees for cancelled or rescheduled workshops will either be fully refunded or applied to the rescheduled workshop; participants who are unable to attend a rescheduled workshop will have their workshop fee fully refunded.
  • Membership fees (and the membership fee portion of the non-member fee) are not refundable.


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