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As the pandemic stretches into summer, and schools, daycares and libraries remain closed in much of the country, many kids don’t have any access to books or reading activities. They are missing the joy of escaping into a book and an important opportunity to keep learning. Read On Canada! was created to help.

We are a group of reading advocates working with Food Banks Canada to put more than 130,000 children’s books into the hands of kids this summer. We have also included lots of fun and enriching digital activities and resources right here on this website for anyone to use!

Spotlight on reading

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Want to get involved in Read On Canada!?

If you’re a literacy organization, library, school, or if you support reading in any way, learn more about how you can spread the word about Read On Canada! and all the great ways to help keep kids reading.

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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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