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Julia Deans: making connections in the name of literacy
By Daina Astwood-George
August 15, 2018 - Did you know that one quarter of Canadian households don’t own a single book? I don’t know about you, but I find this statistic incredibly jarring. One of my clear childhood memories is binge reading R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series and it breaks my heart that many kids (for many reasons) don’t have the same opportunities to fall in love with the written word. Read More...

Julia Deans brings passion and vibrant vision for literacy to Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation as newly appointed founding CEO
TORONTO, March 14, 2018 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation (CCLF) announced today that Julia Deans has been named the founding Chief Executive Officer of this newly created not-for-profit enterprise. Deans’ passion for entrepreneurial start-ups and not-for-profit causes that inspire growth, collaboration, and positive change, will jumpstart this exciting initiative. Read More...

Heather Munroe-Blum, Heather Reisman, and Col. Chris Hadfield Announce the Launch of the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation in Honour of Canada’s 150th
Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation (CNW Group/Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation) TORONTO, May 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Heather Reisman, Chair & CEO of Indigo and Chair of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, Col. Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut and Author, and Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Emerita of McGill University and Chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, are pleased to announce the launch of a new charitable foundation - the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation; Fondation pour l’alphabétisation des enfants canadiens. Read More...