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Lost & Found is a national storytelling project, led by the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation, in collaboration with a diverse coalition of mental health and child-serving organizations. We wanted to give kids in Canada a platform to tell their COVID-19 pandemic stories.  This project has been made possible [in part] by the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Heritage Department’s Celebration and Commemoration Program Reopening Fund. 

For children and their families, the pandemic had been a struggle. Lockdown measures and their knock-on effects had affected children’s mental and physical health, educational attainment, and connections to community. 

We know that storytelling is necessary for developing literacy skills. Storytelling is also a way to build connections between people, teach the value of listening, and to remind ourselves that everyone’s story matters. 

The Lost & Found project helps children connect with their own emotions and experiences, which will allow them to better understand and engage with their communities. 

To help future generations understand what the COVID-19 pandemic was like for Canada’s children and their families, we have archived the stories created by the children participating in the project. 

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Lost & Found was funded by the Government of Canada (Canadian Heritage).

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Our programming is enabled by financial, in-kind and volunteer support. We sincerely thank all those who make the Lost & Found Project possible.

Advisory Committee

  • BGC Canada
  • Calgary Reads
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Centre for Family Literacy
  • Decoda Literacy Solutions
  • Downie-Wenjack Fund
  • Elementary Literacy New Brunswick
  • Malvern Family Resource Centre (MFRC)
  • MinibiblioPLUS
  • Nunavut Bilingual Education Society
  • NWT Literacy
  • The Reading Partnership
  • United for Literacy

Delivery Partner Sites

  • Agincourt Community Services Association
  • Baxter Arts Centre
  • BGC Airdrie
  • BGC Botwood
  • BGC Brantford
  • BGC Central Van Island
  • BGC Charlotte County
  • BGC Charlottetown
  • BGC Cochrane
  • BGC Dieppe
  • BGC Durham
  • BGC Eastview
  • BGC Gander
  • BGC Hamilton-Halton
  • BGC Niagara
  • BGC Okanagan
  • BGC South Van Island
  • BGC St. Anthony & Area
  • BGC St. Paul
  • BGC Whitecourt
  • BGC Yorkton
  • BGC Yukon
  • Centre for Family Literacy
  • Children's Book Bank
  • Children's Reading Room
  • Connected North/Story Planet
  • GritLit Readers and Writers Festival
  • Malvern Family Resource Centre (MFRC)
  • Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
  • Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society
  • Multiple Births Canada
  • NDG Community Council( Papa et Moi Program)
  • NWT Literacy Council
  • Peaceful Village
  • Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) Continuing and Community Education Dept
  • South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
  • Toronto Foundation for Student Success
  • Walkley Community Center
  • YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth


  • Alexa Translations
  • Atiigo Media
  • Bespoke Audio Visual
  • Brendan Preston Productions
  • Clarys
  • Content Strong
  • Digital Handshake
  • Donna Dawson Editing Services
  • Garcia Creative
  • Julia Rose Content
  • Karen Birkemoe Art Direction + Graphic Design
  • Kelly Pasolli
  • KFung Photography
  • Konvo Media
  • Le bout de la langue
  • Mosaic Productions
  • Penguin Random House
  • Pilot PMR
  • StoryPlanet
  • Taylor Newberry Consulting
  • That Film Co.
  • VMG Cinematic
  • Web Ink
  • Words Your Way

Special Thanks

  • Amulanga Khechieva
  • Julie Herczeg
  • Lianne George

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