Every young Canadian should have access to good Canadian books. Help make this a priority.
The I Read Canadian Fund supports getting Canadian Books into the hands off young people across the country. Additionally this fund supports and the expansion of the Forest of Reading program into indigenous, rural and priority communities, plus the delivery of books. Let’s get kids excited about reading for fun!
Please note: The I Read Canadian Fund was previously named the Festival Fund
The I Read Canadian Fund promotes engagement in reading through:
- The journey of books: transportation and logistical costs associated with getting new and current books by Canadian authors into the hands of young readers across Canada.
- A rock concert of reading: allowing children to experience a local Forest of Reading event, where they can meet and participate in workshops with their favourite Canadian authors.
- Cultivating a love of reading: Cover the cost of Forest of Reading program registration.
Donate today and help give the gift of literacy!
Thank you to those who have supported the I Read Canadian Fund! Spread the word.
Are you an institution in need of funding for transportation to and from the Festival of Trees?
The I Read Canadian Fund application form is for those seeking funds to help cover the costs of transportation to and from the Festival of Trees. Form for 2017 is closed and will reopen January, 2018.
Your institution must be at least 100 kilometres away from the nearest Festival of Trees event (see where the Festival is this year). Transportation funds provided will vary on a case-by-case basis for those selected to receive funds.
The deadline to apply will be Friday, March 31, 2018.
Please Note: We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only selected applicants will be contacted.