Leaping Into New Reads

In July, we partnered with Leacock Foundation to provide two fantastic Reading Celebrations with their “LEAP Into Literacy” Summer Camp.


The first Reading Celebration was held on July 19 with author Helaine Becker. Volunteers from TD Bank Group and CompuCom joined us at the Leacock Foundation’s “LEAP Into Literacy” Summer Camp at Woburn Public School. Helaine showed the kids how to do bird calls, then volunteers and kids spent time reading together. Each participant received brand new books to take home for their home library.


On July 23, we held a Reading Celebration at the Rose Avenue LEAP into Literacy Summer Camp which is held each year at Branksome Hall with author Kevin Sylvester and volunteers from RBC Wealth Management. The morning was filled with exercises in reading and illustrating, as well as time spent reading together. This event was generously supported by RBC Wealth Management.

“We are grateful for our First Book Canada partnership! Our vision and mission are very similar–it’s about access to educational opportunities to the kids that need it the most.

First Book Canada generously donated over 1,200 brand new books. Kids walked away with a stack of shiny books.  Their reactions were priceless–some couldn’t believe that they were able to take them home.”

Jessica Murphy, Program Director

Whether you’re working in a classroom, early childcare centre, or community program that serves kids from high-needs communities, First Book Canada wants to support you and provide your kids with the books and resources that will help them succeed!

For more information on eligibility and registration, visit www.fbmpcanada.org/register/.