Donate Today to the I Read Canadian Fund

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

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

Please note: The I Read Canadian Fund was previously named the Festival Fund

The I Read Canadian Fund promotes engagement in reading through:
  • 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.
  • A rock concert of reading: allowing children to experience a local Forest of Reading event, where they can meet and participate in workshops with their favourite Canadian authors.
  • Cultivating a love of reading: Cover the cost of Forest of Reading program registration.
Donate today and help give the gift of literacy!

Donors receive recognition of donations on our website, volunteer opportunities for your employees, and tax receipts (for donations over $20.00).

Thank you to those who have supported the I Read Canadian Fund! Spread the word.

If your library is located in an at-risk, rural, remote, or Indigenous community and is in need of financial assistance with the Forest of Reading program or a Festival of Trees event, consider applying to the I Read Canadian Fund. 

Applications are accepted through our online form, or this downloadable PDF

Contact Meredith Tutching, Director Forest of Reading at for questions or more information.