About Us

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About Delve Books

The territory we call Canada is inhabited by a wide array of different people with different backgrounds, cultures, and identities. Unfortunately, these groups are not always treated equally by Canadian law and social structures, and we can all think of specific stories and events that have thrown many of these systemic prejudices into sharp relief. Despite this reality, there is a gap in accessible trade books that explore the history, current status, and ramifications of laws and legal cases addressing issues of diversity and systemic prejudice in Canada. 

With this gap in mind, we have created Delve Books, a trade imprint from Irwin Law. Here at Delve, we focus on exploring diversity and social justice in Canada through the lens of law and policy while using clear, accessible language. Focusing on laws and legal cases related to topics such as race, Indigeneity, sexuality, gender, and disability, Delve Books invites you to explore how these issues intersect with each other and with Canada’s legal system. 

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About Irwin Law

Established in 1996, Irwin Law is Canada’s youngest law publisher and home to the award-winning Essentials of Canadian Law series.

Supporting Diversity and Equality

Irwin Law and Delve Books stand in support of marginalized communities. Our staff comprises a group of individuals who are angered and saddened by the long-standing violence, injustice, and discrimination against Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Colour; those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+; and those from other under-represented communities. As a company in an industry known for its homogeneity, we are pushing to diversify our author list and our content so that our books are able to speak to, for, and about all Canadians. We are collectively and individually taking proactive steps to do more to promote equality and fairness, both in our work and in our personal lives.

A Note about Our Office Location

The staff of Irwin Law would like to acknowledge that our office is located on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, the Huron-Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. As a workspace and a culture, we are making an effort to learn our place within a history of colonialism.