Your donation helps in many ways…

The I Read Canadian Fund promotes engagement in reading through:

  • A rock concert of reading: allowing children in rural, Indigenous, and remote communities to experience a local Forest of Reading event, where they can meet and participate in workshops with their favorite Canadian authors.
  • The journey of books: transportation and logistical costs associated with getting new and current books by Canadian authors into the hands of young readers across Canada.
  • Cultivating a love of reading: Cover the cost of Forest of Reading program registration.

Donors receive recognition on our website and donations over $20.00 receive a charitable tax receipt. All donations are directed into the Fund.

Applying to the I Read Canadian Fund

If your library is located in an at-risk, rural, remote, or Indigenous community and is in need of financial assistance for either the Forest of Reading program or Festival of Trees event, consider applying to the Fund. Applications are accepted either through our online form or, this downloadable PDF. 

For more information or questions about applying to the I Read Canadian Fund, contact Meredith Tutching, Director Forest of Reading, at