Meet Our Members

Each and every individual First Book Canada member has a story to tell. Inspirational, emotional, empowering; their collective voices make up the First Book Canada Network.

Our members – the largest and fastest growing network of educators serving children in need – have coalesced to form a powerful new market with a unified voice and purchasing power. With their feedback, and through their collective market force, we make the most needed and most relevant books, educational resources and other essentials available at the lowest possible cost. Thanks to First Book Canada, educators and programs serving children in need can stretch limited resources to reach more children and go deeper with their programming, making educational equity for all kids an attainable reality.

Saint John, NB
Elizabeth Fry Society of Saint John, NB. Inc.

“The children in our book clubs are being read to weekly. They are so in need of this experience. We can see a difference even since the fall in the way they come and are eager to hear the story and receive the book to take home.”

— Marianna Stack, Elizabeth Fry Society of Saint John, NB Inc. | Saint John, NB

Campbell River, BC
Campbell River Literacy Now

“We know these books become a treasured part of children’s lives and help to support their early literacy skills. Again, a huge thank you to […] First Book Canada for helping us make the life chances of vulnerable children better through the gift of books.”

— Anne Boyd, Campbell River Literacy Now | Campbell River, BC

Qikiqtarjuaq, NU
Inuksuit School

“Having the students choose their own books definitely made a difference in their level of engagement and their willingness to read. […] First Books Canada has helped to bring a sense of excitement over books and reading to our school.”

— Amalia Slobogian, Inuksuit School  | Qikiqtarjuaq, NU

Toronto, ON
St. Patrick Secondary School

“Our students do not have home libraries; many do not have the habit of using the public library (there is a real fear of having to pay fines and replacement costs). I have had students tell me, with real pleasure, that ‘now I have to get a bookshelf in my bedroom.”

— Irene Mychajluk, St. Patrick Secondary School | Toronto, ON