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2024 Grant Recipients

From coast-to-coast the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is committed to championing literacy and getting books into the hands of kids. This year, thousands of Canadian students will have access to essential literacy support through over $1 million in funding from our Literacy Fund Grant. To see the impact of this grant for yourself, listen to the stories of students and educators from Moosonee Public School, who received one of these transformative grants last year.  

2024 marks our largest investment in Indigenous communities to date

This year, the Foundation will award 11 on-reserve schools with over $300K in funding for new books and literacy resources. Book access is a significant challenge for schools across Canada but particularly for rural and remote communities and with this investment the Foundation will reach 2,000+ students in communities who have identified significant gaps in of new, diverse and culturally relevant books and learning materials. 

  • $90,000 awarded to Matawa First Nations Management – Education department, Thunder Bay, ON
  • $50,000 awarded to Tsuut’ina Education Department, Tsuut’ina First Nation, AB 
  • $100,000 awarded to Eenchokay Birchstick School, Pikangikum, ON  
  • $50,000 awarded to Kettle and Stony Point First Nation – Education Services, Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, ON
  • $10,000 awarded to Henry Coaster Memorial School, Ogoki, ON
  • $10,000 awarded to Kapawe’no First Nation Collegiate, Grouard, AB   

“Libraries play an important role in student engagement. “Northern and remote school boards are underfunded and short on space. Principals and school boards often have to make tough decisions between buying light bulbs for their gym or purchasing new books for their schools. School staff do their best, but with grants like the Indigo Love of Reading Grant, it will not only take the decision burden off the staff, but also go quite far with engaging students in a meaningful way.”

– Shelby Ch’ng, Education Partnership Liaison of the Matawa First Nations Education Department

Full list of 2024 Literacy Fund Grant Recipients
School PartnersCityProvince
Archwood School Winnipeg Manitoba 
Birch Cliff Heights Public School Toronto Ontario 
Clifford Bowey Public SchoolOttawa Ontario 
Clifton Public School Mississauga Ontario 
École Macaulay Elementary School Victoria British Columbia 
École Varennes Winnipeg Manitoba 
Eenchokay Birchstick School Pikangikum Ontario 
Falconridge School Calgary Alberta 
Good Shepherd Elementary Brossard Quebec 
Hastings Community Elementary School VancouverBritish Columbia
Henry Coaster Memorial School (HCMS) OgokiOntario
Hillside Park Elementary School Lower Sackville Nova Scotia 
Kitwanga Elementary School Kitwanga British Columbia
Mount Pleasant Village Public School BramptonOntario
Osborne Public School Prince Albert Saskatchewan 
Parc La Salle School Winnipeg Manitoba 
Roncalli Elementary St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador 
South Rutland Elementary School Kelowna British Columbia 
Stanley Public School North York Ontario 
Stavely School Stavely Alberta
The Queen Elizabeth School PerthOntario
Community PartnershipsCityProvince
Algoma District School Board Sault Ste. Marie Ontario 
Kapawe’no First Nation Collegiate Grouard Alberta 
Kettle and Stony Point First Nation – Education Services Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Ontario
Matawa First Nations Management – Education Department Thunder Bay Ontario 
Tsuut’ina Education Department Tsuut’ina Nation Alberta