Canada faces a significant literacy crisis

30% of Grade 3 students lack basic literacy skills and they need our help.

High-needs elementary schools here in Canada don't have the resources for new and engaging books, which are essential for helping students become confident and passionate readers:

  • School budgets provide for less than a 1/3 of a book per student.
  • Teachers are spending their own money on books and materials for students — over $200 million a year.
  • Less than 25% of public elementary schools have a full-time teacher-librarian.

Children at high-needs schools look to their schools to provide them with books that will inspire their love of reading and support their lifelong success. Without books, these students are at risk of falling far behind.

We believe Canada can do better! That’s why the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is committed to providing millions of dollars in funding each year to high-needs elementary school libraries.

When you donate to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, you are helping to improve childhood literacy in Canada. Thanks to the generosity of Indigo and its partners, every dollar you donate goes directly to high-needs elementary schools and all the schools we support get a 30% discount on books at Indigo.