Author Archives: Calyssa Erb

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Book Magic: A Conversation with Teresa Toten

Teresa has been a children’s author for over twenty years. She has been the recipient of many awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for her young adult novel The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, and she has been involved in literacy issues for almost as long as her writing… Read More
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Preventing “Summer Slide” With Canadian Youth

First Book Canada, HarperCollins Canada and CompuCom partner to get eBooks into hands of young Canadians TORONTO, Ontario (June 21, 2018) – In May, First Book Canada, HarperCollins Canada and CompuCom® partnered to provide access to quality books for youth in need. Thanks to HarperCollins Canada’s donation of $150,000 worth… Read More
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Bestselling Young Adult Author Mentors Toronto High School

SCARBOROUGH, Ontario (May 28, 2018) – On Wednesday May 23rd, bestselling author Victoria Aveyard visited Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute as part of the wildly successful Speak Up! high school mentorship program initiated by the RBC Foundation and First Book Canada. Over 65 grade 9 students benefited Aveyard speaking about her path after… Read More
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Canadian Entrepreneur Mentors Hamilton High School Students

HAMILTON, Ontario (May 9, 2018) – On Tuesday May 8th, Canadian businessman and entrepreneur Anthony Lacavera visited Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School as part of the widely successful Speak Up! high school mentorship program initiated by RBC Foundation and First Book Canada. Over 100 grade 12 students received advice from… Read More
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Raptors 905 Player Mentors Toronto Youth

TORONTO, Ontario (May 4, 2018) – On Friday, April 27th, Raptors 905 player Kaza Kajami-Keane spoke with 70 youth from Toronto Community Housing’s Midnight Madness Basketball program about the challenges and successes he’s experienced in his basketball career and on his path to the Raptors 905 team and Team Canada. Read More