Author Archive: Calyssa Erb

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

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

Fueling the Imagination: Conversation with Qin Leng

Posted in: Author Voices

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

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