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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 of... Read more

Giving Together

Posted in: Our Partners

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

The Family Room: Bringing Families Together

Posted in: Impact Stories

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

Posted in: Impact Stories

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