Twice a year you can apply to our Publication Support Program funded by Institut Français. If you do not know it already: this grant supports copyright transfers from French into foreign languages and is paid directly to the French publishers on your behalf. It covers all kinds of books (except for text books, technical books, or how-to guides).
If you are interested, please email our book officer.
And it works! 2020 sessions have supported acquisitions of 6 books in Canada.
You should keep in mind that for this grant any projects submitted must be underway but not completed; no grants will be issued for any books that have already been published. The publication dates must therefore be at least three months later than the date at which the committee is meeting to issue its decision