Author Archives: Calyssa Erb

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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
Focus on First Book Canada

Grand Chief to Share Celebrated Novel ‘Indian Horse’ at Literacy Fundraiser

This press release first appeared on Nishnawbe Aski Nation, April 25, 2018. GRAND CHIEF TO SHARE CELEBRATED NOVEL ‘INDIAN HORSE’ AT LITERACY FUNDRAISER THUNDER BAY, ON (April 25, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will read from the acclaimed novel Indian Horse as one of six readers at this year’s… Read More
Focus on First Book Canada

New pop-up bookshop for children knocking down barriers to reading

This post first appeared on CBC New Brunswick, April 17, 2018. A national non-profit that works with publishers to donate books for kids is setting up shop in Saint John A Kennebecasis Valley High School student helps prepare for the pop-up bookshop in Saint John, which opened Tuesday. (Brian… Read More