Details about affiliation, the repertoire payment, and other royalties and services for publishers.

2018 Publisher Repertoire Payment

T5 slips coming

The royalty payments that affiliates receive from Access Copyright are considered taxable income and are tracked and recorded on a T5 slip.

T5 slips were mailed out to affiliates on February 22.

Find out more information on reporting royalty income on an income tax return or visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.

If you do not receive a T5 slip from Access Copyright by February 28, please email us at affiliates@accesscopyright.ca.

2018 Publisher Repertoire Payment

The 2018 Publisher Repertoire claim period will be open from June 1 to August 31.

All publishers affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2017 will be eligible to complete a claim for the 2018 payment.

The 2018 payment will be based on publishing revenue reported to us for the 2016 fiscal year. Learn more about the annual repertoire payment.

More details on how to submit a claim will be coming in the spring.

This is the time to stand up and take action.


The federal government has launched a review of the Copyright Act.

This is an important opportunity to call on the government to ensure that balance is restored so that publishers will once again be fairly compensated for educational copying of their works.

How to get involved: Visit I Value Canadian Stories to explore ways you can make your voice heard, including tools to write to your local MP, share message on social media and encourage your friends to get involved too.

I Value Canadian Stories is an initiative driven by a coalition of associations across the creative industries founded by: Access Copyright, Association of Canadian Publishers, Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens, Canadian Publishers’ Council, News Media Canada, Playwrights Guild of Canada and The Writers' Union of Canada.

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter