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When schools, daycares and libraries closed down due to the pandemic, many kids lacked access to books and reading activities. This meant they were missing out on the joy of escaping into a book and the important opportunity to keep learning. Read On Canada! was created to help. 

We are a group of reading advocates. Together, we have put more than 140,000 children's books into the hands of kids through food banks across Canada. We also put lots of fun and enriching digital activities right here on this website, which you can find below!

Spotlight on reading

Want to have some fun?

Thank you to our generous supporters

Read On Canada! is made possible by an ever-growing coalition of advocates:

Book Partners

  • Annick Press
  • Canadian Children's Book Centre’s TD Grade One Book Giveaway
  • Disney Book Group
  • First Book Canada
  • Friesens
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Harper Collins Canada
  • Penguin Random House Canada
  • Scholastic Canada
  • Soleil de Minuit
  • The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
  • Trucks for Change

Supported by:

  • Read On Canada! is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Community Foundations of Canada

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