Our Mission: Transforming Lives by Improving Educational Opportunities
First Book Canada Removes Barriers to Learning
Reaching Across Canada
Not Your Typical Charity: A Nonprofit Social Enterprise Delivering Systemic Change
First Book Canada supports the largest and fastest-growing network of educators and program leaders serving children in need. In partnership with these heroic educators and organizations, First Book Canada transforms lives by improving access to equal, quality education for all kids.
Public education and programs are deeply underfunded, and books are a luxury many families cannot afford. Without adequate resources, children cannot learn. The impact of this cycle is staggering.
First Book Canada members work in classrooms, afterschool and summer or early childhood programs, shelters and health clinics, libraries, community programs, and other settings.
Our network of educators provide feedback that helps identify and remove the barriers to education for the kids they serve.
First Book Canada believes that educators must have access to all the tools they need to help these children succeed. We support our members with books, educational supplies, and other essentials, as well as access to funding.
We have distributed more than six million books and resources to date. We currently reach hundreds of thousands children every year.
From best practices and resources, to expert advice or stories of impact, First Book offers relevant information to help the communities and people we serve.
First Book Canada’s dedicated partners deliver possibilities to educators and kids in need and bring us closer to realizing educational equity for all kids.