Author Archives: Calyssa Erb

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Inside First Book Canada

Behind the Scenes at First Book Canada: Calyssa

Can you tell us a bit about what you do as the Communications Coordinator? As Communications Coordinator, I create, curate, and manage all our communications going out across a variety of channels. I’m constantly checking on our online community through our social media platforms, creating emails to our donors and… Read More
Inside First Book Canada

A Decade in Review

Top 10 First Book Canada Moments, 2009 – 2019 When we started in 2009, we had a small, dedicated team of 2. Now, in 2019, we are a passionate and committed team of 7. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, let’s look back on the last decade of growth, success, and… Read More
For Educators, Our Partners

CONTEST: Win copies of Greta Thunberg’s book!

To spread Greta Thunberg’s message in her book “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference,” First Book Canada is collaborating with Penguin Random House Canada to offer registered educators the chance to win copies of Greta’s book for their students! How to Enter: From October 1 at 9:00… Read More
Author Voices

Fueling the Imagination: Conversation with Qin Leng

Qin Leng is a designer and illustrator known for her illustrations of children’s books. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. Throughout her career, Qin has illustrated over 30 picture books, magazines and book covers with… Read More
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

A Birthday Wish: Your Help in Providing Books to Kids

This year we’re turning 10 years old! In the last ten years, First Book Canada has distributed over 7 MILLION brand new books to children and youth from high-needs communities throughout the country. We know that nearly 25% of Canadian homes do not have a single book in them. 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