Category Archive: Impact Stories

David Cote- Ultramarathon Run

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By Suzanne Truchan On July 1st – Canada Day – David Cote,  a student from University of Toronto, completed an ultramarathon. A 100 km run to raise charity funds for First Book Canada.  David began this feat in the morning, running through most of the day alone, although sometimes friends or... 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

Unlocking Potential with NeuroEdX

This post was written by Programs Intern, Connor Richter. Imagine twenty-six grade 5 students’ jaws dropping to the floor as they silently look around at each other in disbelief. This was the scene after I told the students at Rose Avenue Junior School that they were going home with their... Read more

The Family Room: Bringing Families Together

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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

Recess: A Time for Playing Games… and Reading

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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 joy... Read more

Building a Connected Community

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Below is a letter from Graham Hughes, Executive Director of Literacy Alberni in Port Alberni, B.C. “I’ve lived in Port Alberni for most of my life and seen the changes cutbacks to education have had on classroom resources, opportunities for children, and now as a professional, the impacts these cutbacks have... Read more