Each year, we reach out to all the educators and community leaders who are registered with First Book Canada to hear from them about the kids they serve, the challenges they face in their communities, the impact of the books and resources, and more. We’ve taken out some of the highlights to show you what we learned from the over 500 responses we received from the 2018 First Book Canada Member Survey.
Here is some of the feedback we received from members about the impact that registering with First Book Canada has had on the kids they serve:
We absolutely love First Book Canada and are thrilled to be able partner with you to give books to kids!!!
Kathryn Porter, The Story Garden, Ontario
First Book Canada is an integral part of allowing our organization to distribute books to people in need within the community. We are now able to make books accessible to all families and children. Thank for you all of the support and opportunities.
Dana Williams, Hanna Learning Centre, Alberta
I couldn’t do what I do without what First Book Canada does. Thank you!
Catherine Kennedy, BramTOTS, Ontario
We appreciate the privilege of being able to purchase quality books at minimal cost. It enables us to “stretch” our limited resources further than would be possible otherwise. In so doing, it gives our students access to new, attractive, entertaining and rich texts that engage and motivate them to learn. Thank you!
Jackalyn Smith, Hartland Community School, New Brunswick
Thank you so much for this service. Not only can I afford to purchase interesting reading materials for our program, but the kids love the books that we give away three times a year. Reading is part of the culture of our school.
Shauna Murdain, Pearson Road Elementary School, British Columbia
Because of this program I am able to get more quality books for my students that they will actually like. I’ve had a number of students complete an entire book – something many haven’t done in years.
Rebecca Johnson, Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, British Columbia
Since becoming a member of First Book Canada, we have been able to provide high quality books throughout the year to our families. […] I cannot emphasize enough our appreciation for the resources we have access to with First Book Canada and the positive impact it has on the families we serve. Thank you!
Geraldine Dandeneau, Blue Water Mobile Prenatal Team, Manitoba