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United Way Regina

United Way Regina is a charitable organization focused on addressing poverty by improving educational outcomes for children. As a member of the International Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Network, our efforts target an important predictor of school success and high school graduation – grade-level reading by the end of third grade. When children lack access to books or literacy-rich environments they often miss out on critical language development — a precursor to literacy. United Way Regina works with a variety of collaborative partners, including Scholastic Canada, to ensure all children have access to books, succeed in school and graduate from high school.

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Save the Children

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. For more than 100 years, we have advanced children’s rights in Canada and around the world. We do whatever it takes every day and in times of crisis — to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We strive to ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard— transforming their lives and the future we share. Because we believe every child has the right to survive and thrive. We build collaborative, innovative partnerships that elevate results and drive long-term sustainability for children and their families.

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Frontier College

Frontier College is a Canada-wide, volunteer-based literacy organization. Since 1899, Frontier College has been developing and delivering literacy programs across the country. In order to meet the increasing literacy needs of a knowledge-based society, Frontier College has recruited thousands of volunteers across Canada to reach children in high-needs communities as well as adults with particular learning needs. Frontier College believes literacy is a right for all.

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Children’s Book Bank

The Children’s Book Bank provides free books and literacy support to children living in high-needs neighborhoods across Toronto. Since 2008, the Book Bank has operated a beautiful storefront space located in the Regent Park/St. James Town neighborhood which welcomes school and camp groups as well as families and their children to listen to stories, browse our collection, and choose a favorite book to take home to keep.

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CODAC NB

The Council was founded in 1989 as the Literacy Foundation of New Brunswick, with the mandate to promote French literacy throughout the Acadian and Francophone populations of New Brunswick. The Council, through its family literacy project, offers programs and workshops to give tools to parents and early childhood centres. These programs are aimed at developing the confidence and expertise of parents who want to help their children learn to read, and develop a lifelong love of reading. Their Prêt-à-conter (Ready-to-tell) program offers a kit complete with a story book, puppets, accessories, a non-fiction book, an audiobook, a game, and an activity sheet. This kit can be shared between families and used anywhere that parents and children are together: at home, at the library, at school, at pre-school, etc. For more than 20 years, teams of volunteers have formed around the province, and the Council is proud to have 13 branches.

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Fondation pour l'alphabétisation

The Literacy Foundation works to prevent illiteracy through its grassroots project, The Gift of Reading®. Since 1999, more than 323,000 underprivileged children in Quebec have received a new book through the Literacy Foundation. The Gift of Reading reaches out to children from infancy to age 12, as well as to parents who have difficulty reading and writing.

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Le goût de lire

The Francophone Coalition Taste of Reading (La Coalition francophone Le goût de lire) is a non-profit organization that strives to educate new parents about the importance of engaging their newborns in activities related to the development of language, emergent reading skills, and writing. To help achieve this, the coalition gifts the francophone parents of every child born in New Brunswick with a kit containing at least one book, along with resources that explain and showcase the importance and benefits of literacy in young children.

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