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High-quality children’s books now available to early literacy programs across Canada through new First Book Canada portal

With books curated by Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation, portal will provide organizations with a great resource to support young children on the road to reading TORONTO (January 25, 2021)– First Book Canada (FBC) today launched a book portal featuring board books and story books for young children, all at a... Read more

Reading Celebrations go virtual with Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa

First Book Canada to host Scotiabank Giller Prize Reading events for grade 12 students across Canada TORONTO, Tuesday, December 1st, 2020—First Book Canada will host five Reading Celebrations for senior students at high-needs secondary schools across Canada with Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, Souvankham Thammavongsa.  Thammavongsa was awarded the Scotiabank Giller... Read more

New Books for the new School Year!

Scotiabank and First Book Canada announce national distribution of 50,000 books across Canada (RICHMOND, BC. –Tuesday, August 11th, 2020)— First Book Canada and Scotiabank today announced their collaboration to distribute 50,000 books out of the Raincoast Distribution Group facility to high-needs students across Canada in time for the start of... Read more

David Cote- Ultramarathon Run

Posted in: Impact Stories

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