Take Action with First Book Canada

We are a community that believes education is the way out of poverty for kids in need. Your actions can transform lives.

Together we have provided more than 8 million high-quality books, educational resources, and other essentials to children from low-income families. Yet hundreds of thousands of kids still need our help.


Give books and resources to kids in need to help them grow and thrive. Make a single gift or sustain your impact by giving monthly.

Volunteer with First Book Canada

You have the power to change a child’s life. Join First Book Canada’s network of volunteers who support our programs across Canada.

Partner With First Book Canada

First Book Canada partners with corporations and other outstanding organizations that care about making a difference on behalf of kids and heroic educators.


Interested in hosting an event in your local community to support our efforts? Find out how you can fundraise and help get #BooksToKids.

Get Lit

Get Lit is a nonprofit that hosts its signature annual event in Toronto to raise funds for First Book Canada. It’s a one-of-a-kind evening where a lineup of notable Canadians read from their favourite book and tell the story of how it impacted their lives.


Pongapalooza is a high-energy, ping pong fundraiser held annually in May at SPiN Toronto, supporting First Book Canada.

Other Ways to Give

Learn about other ways to give to First Book Canada such as donor-advised funds, estate bequests, in-kind gifts, international gifts, stock gifts, and more.

Your Impact

Thanks to your donations and partnership, we are able to reach hundreds of thousands of children in need and the educators who serve them.

We have distributed more than 8 million books and educational resources across Canada. We currently reach hundreds of thousands of children every year.

Because of the generosity of First Book Canada, students have been able to take home books that they can call their own.

— Irene, St. Patrick Secondary School | Toronto, Ontario