Every young Canadian should have access to Canadian books. Help make this a priority.

The I Read Canadian Fund supports getting new, Canadian books into the hands of young people across the country. Additionally, this fund supports the expansion of the children’s choice reading, the Forest of Reading into Indigenous, rural and priority communities, and most importantly the delivery of NEW books to young people. Let’s get kids excited about reading for fun!

Find out more on why to give and where to give,  and help us to reach our $25,000 goal! 


  • Apply between September and November – funds dispersed in December
  • Apply between February and April – funds dispersed in May

This application form is for those seeking funds to help cover the costs of Canadian books, the shipment of the books and help subsidize author/illustrator visits either virtually or in person.

The funds provided are to be used for Forest of Reading books in addition to other Canadian books. Books can be purchased from Tinlids.ca or from your Independent Book Seller in your community.

October 2023 Recipients 

Assiginack Public Library Manitowaning Ontario
Bkejwanong Library Wallaceburg Ontario
Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nations Public Library Kettle & Stony Poin Ontario
Ecole secondaire catholique Embrun Embrun Ontario
Estelle Amikons Pikwakagan Ontario
Eva Rothwell Centre Hamilton Ontario
Holy Trinity- Library Cornwall Ontario
M’Chigeeng Public Library M’Chigeeng Ontario
Manitouwadge Public Library Manitouwadge Ontario
Mattagami First Nation Public Library Gogama Ontario
Montreal Children’s Library Montreal Quebec
New Westminster Secondary Library New Westminster British Columbia
Rama First Nation Public Library Rama Ontario
Six Nations Public Library Ohsweken Ontario
Smoky Lake Public Library Smoky Lake Alberta
St. Alexander Catholic School North Bay Ontario
Stavely School Stavely Alberta
Whitefish River First Nation Public Library Birch Island Ontario
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