Author Archives: Calyssa Erb

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Impact Stories, Our Partners

Leaping Into New Reads

In July, we partnered with Leacock Foundation to provide two fantastic Reading Celebrations with their “LEAP Into Literacy” Summer Camp. HELAINE BECKER AT WOBURN PUBLIC SCHOOL The first Reading Celebration was held on July 19 with author Helaine Becker. Volunteers from TD Bank Group and CompuCom joined us at the… Read More
Focus on First Book Canada, Inside First Book Canada

Making an Impact: A Letter from the Executive Director

Click here to read the 2018 Impact Report in full. Education is a child’s best path out of poverty, but almost 25% of Canadian households do not have a single book. Providing children and youth with books to read, especially at home, has proven to help to improve… Read More
For Educators, Our Bookshelf

10 Books for National Indigenous Peoples Day

This was written by Programs Intern, Connor Richter. Friday, June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a day where we can all celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of the Indigenous Peoples that cultivated this land before us and who continue to contribute to the rich diversity… Read More
Our Partners

Giving Together

A Book-Filled Weekend with Rogers and First Book Canada There is no better feeling for us than when we go out into the community with our corporate partners to create special moments for kids across the country. On June 8 and June 9, employees from Rogers offices in Brampton and… Read More
Focus on First Book Canada, Our Partners

Providing Books to Kids Through Ping Pong

This post was written by Events Intern Sabrina Yussuf. Since 2012, Pongapalooza has been instrumental in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for First Book Canada to provide brand new books and educational resources to Canadian children in need. The winning team: “All Ping” from Moneyclip This year was… Read More
Impact Stories

The Family Room: Bringing Families Together

If it weren’t for First Book Canada, we wouldn’t have a literacy program.Parent Resource Coordinator, Winnipeg, MB Parent Resource Coordinators work with the Family Rooms; school budget funded gathering places in community schools within the inner city and core. These rooms serve as a resource for parents in the… Read More
Impact Stories

Recess: A Time for Playing Games… and Reading

Our school has been so fortunate to work with First Book Canada over the last few years. We have truly benefited from this special partnership, as all of our students have been given access to more books, as well as the opportunity for author visits. The excitement and pure… Read More