Partners and Sponsors2019-01-07T20:20:41+00:00

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 partnered with Scotiabank to create the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It was the first-ever co-sponsorship for Canada’s most generous literary award for fiction. The purse increased from $25,000 to $50,000 that year, and grew again in 2008 to $70,000.

“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,” says 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
At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their full potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank’s goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2016, Scotiabank contributed more than $70 million to help our communities around the world.

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off 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 more than 88,000 employees and assets of over $906 billion (as at July 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

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 and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.


In 2017 Audible became the exclusive audio book sponsor for 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. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.