Author Archives: Calyssa Erb

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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
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
Focus on First Book Canada

In Response to “Demand For Diversity”: Kids Deserve Diverse Books

BookNet Canada recently released “Demand for Diversity: A Survey of Canadian Readers” where 58% of the 500 respondents agreed that “they (and others) would benefit from more diverse books.” At First Book Canada, we have been hearing this demand for more diverse books from our network… Read More

Behind the Scenes at First Book Canada: Hany

Hany Mehari is the Finance/IT Coordinator at First Book Canada. He took a few minutes from balancing the books to discuss what he does and why he likes working at First Book Canada.   What does your day to day look like?  My day to day is fixated on performing accounting duties so I can… Read More
Focus on First Book Canada, Inside First Book Canada

Behind the Scenes at First Book Canada: Tessa

Tessa Eisenberg is the National Engagement Coordinator at First Book Canada. The first thing you notice when walking up to her office is the giant poster of comments that detail how individuals receiving books from First Book Canada will use and distribute them to the kids they serve. Can you tell me… Read More
First Book Research & Insights, Focus on First Book Canada

2018 Member Survey Results

Each year, we reach out to all the educators and community leaders who are registered with First Book Canada to hear from them about the kids they serve, the challenges they face in their communities, the impact of the books and resources, and more. We’ve taken out some of the… Read More