Helping You Nurture a Love of Reading

Posted by Facing History and Ourselves Canada on September 15, 2021

For many educators, back to school is a time of excitement; the idea of inspiring young readers, fostering new understanding, smelling and holding books together as a classroom community brings delight. You hope students will bee-line to the bookshelf during independent and community reading time.  

And yet, for many students and educators alike, the classroom library doesn’t hold delight and discovery; books are limited, fail to meet accessibility or linguistic needs, lack diversity in representation or have stereotypical characters.  

We are here to support you in creating a richer, equitable literacy learning community and environment


Diversify Your Classroom Library Pilot Program

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K-8 Classroom Teachers: We are pleased to announce a new grant and professional learning program we are offering in partnership with Indigo Love of Reading Foundation and The Critical Thinking Consortium. This pilot program will enable a cohort of K-8 educators from across Canada to purchase books and educational resources, as well as take part in a teacher learning community and receive ongoing professional development. 

For more information and to apply click here! (password to access the portal: dylp2021LOR). The application is open until Sunday October 24th 2021

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Please send an email to if you have any questions. 

Topics: Books, Readings, Diversity, Reading


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