Partners and Sponsors

We wish to thank our partners and sponsors for their support of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and their commitment to Canadian literature.


In 2005, the Giller Prize teamed up with Scotiabank to create the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It is the first-ever co-sponsorship for Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. The purse increased from $25,000 to $50,000 and grew again in 2008 to $70,000. In 2014, the purse increased to $140,000 courtesy of Scotiabank. The winning author receives $100,000 and each finalist receives $10,000.

“Almost 10 years into our partnership, we could not be more delighted with Scotiabank’s support of the prize, and their dedication to promoting Canadian literature and culture,” said Prize founder, Jack Rabinovitch. “This partnership has benefited Canadian literature greatly by ensuring that the prize will live on into the future, helping to promote Canadian authors to readers everywhere for years to come.”

About Scotiabank
Together with our employees, Scotiabank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2019, Scotiabank contributed nearly $100 million globally through donations, sponsorships and other forms of assistance to help communities around the world.

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future,” we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of approximately $1.2 trillion (as at July 31, 2020), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

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CBC Radio-Canada

CBC is the exclusive media partner for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Uniting the worlds of literature, music and entertainment, the black tie gala is broadcast nationally on CBC Television and live streamed at

“We are delighted to call CBC the home of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. We consider this a perfect partnership, especially with CBC’s extraordinary commitment to Canadian literary programming,” said Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.


In 2017 Audible became the exclusive audio book sponsor for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

About Audible, Inc.
Audible, the world’s largest creator and distributor of audiobooks, is committed to supporting talented Canadian authors and narrators and is proud to be the exclusive audiobook sponsor of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Audible, Inc., an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ: AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 375,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.