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2022 Grant Recipients

From coast-to-coast our foundation is committed to championing literacy and getting books into the hands of kids who need them. This year, we are committing $1.5M to be shared across more than 30 Canadian elementary schools. To see the impact of this grant for yourself, listen to the stories of students and educators from Gulfstream Public School, who received a $100,000 grant from us back in 2019.  

“This year’s Literacy Fund Grant recipients represent a diverse cross-section of communities and backgrounds – we are working with more First Nations communities than ever before as well as schools in urban centres and rural areas. Regardless of location or background, all of these students and educators share a commitment to literacy, a deep resiliency in the face of adversity and most importantly, unlimited potential with the right resources in place.”

– Rose Lipton, Executive Director, Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
Tatla Lake Elementary

Tatla Lake, British Columbia

Tatla Lake Elementary & Jr. Secondary, located in the beautiful Cariboo Chilcotin region of British Columbia, is a small, rural Kindergarten – Grade 10 school. Due to its small enrollment numbers and the multi-grade classes, the school ends up feeling like a big family. Our student population is faced with unique challenges living in a remote rural community that make books especially valuable. The Literacy Fund Grant will provide much needed books to modernize and diversify our library collection and provide resources to support learning in key subject areas.”

– Staff member

Bertrun E. Glavin School

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Our school and community are wonderfully diverse, and represent many different cultures and types of families. We are working towards filling our library full of books that represent everyone! We need our students to see themselves, and people totally different from them, represented across the entire collection of books in our library.”  

– Staff member

Blossom Park Public School

Gloucester, Ontario

“Blossom Park is home to English, ESL, and French programs as well as three systems classes increasing the demand for a wide variety of reading materials. This Literacy Fund Grant will be instrumental in allowing Blossom Park students to access new, attractive, and diverse books at many reading levels.”

– Staff member

École Wedgeport

Wedgeport, Nova Scotia

École Wedgeport is a francophone school and is situated in a small, rural Acadian village in Southwest, Nova Scotia. This grant will ensure that students are exposed to a wide variety of engaging books in the French language, something that is very important given that, outside of school, students are living in a world that mostly functions in English. Offering them this type of rich, educational environment, will help ensure that our area’s language and culture is preserved, while at the same time fostering a love for reading and developing our students’ literacy skills.”

– Staff member

Tuckamore Centre

Paradise, Newfoundland & Labrador

“The Tuckamore Centre provides services to students who experience complex mental health issues. Our students encompass a wide range of diverse backgrounds. Our goal through the Literacy Fund Grant is to provide reading materials that embrace and honour this diversity. We hope that our students can see themselves in the books that they read.”

– Staff member

Full list of 2022 Literacy Fund Grant recipients:
A.E. Bowers Elementary School, Airdrie, AB 
Alexis Park Elementary School, Vernon, BC 
Anglophone School District South, Saint John, NB 
Avoca Collegiate, Badger, NL 
Badabin Eeyou School, Whapmagoostui, QC 
Bertrun E. Glavin School, Winnipeg, MB 
Blossom Park Public School, Gloucester, ON 
Don Valley Middle School, Toronto, ON 
École du Carrefour, Dartmouth, NS 
École George Jay Elementary, Victoria, BC 
École Wedgeport, Wedgeport , NS 
Erin Mills Middle School, Mississauga, ON 
Eugene Joseph Elementary School, Fort St James, BC 
Fort McMurray Composite High School, Fort McMurray, AB 
Frontenac School, Winnipeg, MB 
Garden River Elementary School, Garden River, ON 
Gordon Denny Community School, AirRonge, SK 
Gosford Public School, Toronto, ON 
Holy Family Catholic School, Wallaceburg, ON 
Liidlii Kue Elementary School, Fort Simpson, NT 
Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School, Toronto, ON 
Native Sena School, Weagamow Lake, ON 
Natoaganeg School, Eel Ground, NB 
Quigley Elementary School, Kelowna, BC 
Roseville Public School, Windsor, ON 
School District 91 – Nechako Lakes, Vanderhoof, BC 
Sivuniit Middle School, Igloolik, NU 
Tatla Lake Elementary & Jr. Secondary School, Tatla Lake, BC 
Treaty Education Alliance, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK 
Tuckamore Centre, Paradise, NL 
West Hill Public School, Scarborough, ON