The offices of Portage & Main Press and HighWater Press are located on Treaty 1 Territory as well as the homeland of the Métis Nation.
Portage & Main Press publishes a wide range of innovative and practical educational resources. Independent, Canadian, and woman-owned since 1967, we support dynamic learning communities by bringing together authors, educators, and K–12 students.
Education shapes the future and social justice begins with students experiencing and learning from diverse, authentic perspectives. Our books inspire child-centred, inclusive learning while prioritizing Indigenous and marginalized voices. These materials include comprehensive teacher guides, hands-on and inquiry-based resources, and texts to support inclusive classrooms.
Our books are written by subject-area experts and are classroom tested. We listen to teachers’ needs and support not only in-school learning but larger conversations that expand the possibilities of educational collaboration and pedagogical methods.
HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press, publishes award-winning stories by emerging and established Indigenous writers. Our catalogue includes national bestsellers, celebrated modern classics, and genre-defying works. These are stories with lasting impact.
We work to honour and support Indigenous resurgence by amplifying diverse narratives that share joy, creativity, strength, bravery, and community. HighWater Press books feature compelling stories and exceptional production quality through a rich mix of non-fiction, graphic novels, and children’s literature.
HighWater Press is dedicated to community, both amongst local authors and storytellers in this territory, and in our extended community of readers who are passionate about authentic storytelling.