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.
Thank you to those who have supported the I Read Canadian Fund! Spread the word.
Applying for Funding:
If your library is located in an at-risk, rural, remote, or Indigenous community and is in need of financial assistance with the Forest of Reading program or a Festival of Trees event, consider applying to the I Read Canadian Fund.
Contact Meredith Tutching, Director Forest of Reading at [email protected] for questions or more information.