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.

Why Your Support Matters

Since 2009, First Book Canada has distributed more than 10 million high-quality books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income in Canada. Fueled by generous donations from hundreds of thousands of supporters, First Book Canada has made a direct impact on the lives of millions of children in need. 

At the heart of our work are the First Book Canada Network, over 20,000 classroom teachers, summer and early childhood program staff, librarians, community advocates, care providers, and more – all working together to build a more promising future for children and families in need. 

Your donation is used to provide brand-new, age-appropriate books to families who have none. Your support is used to provide educators with entire classroom libraries filled with books and resources. Your gift helps outfit school libraries and helps provide essential items necessary to educational equity. Most importantly, your generosity bestows a love of reading, the fuel for the imagination, and the ability for families to bond together. 

Your donation matters. It matters to millions of families every year. 

From our family to yours – thank you. 

Get Involved

Together we have provided more than 10 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. First Book Canada is always looking for corporate partners interested in volunteering. We encourage employers to reach out and 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.

Gifts of Stocks and Securities

Donating stock or securities is a great way to advance First Book Canada’s mission and receive a tax benefit.

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.

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