Literacy Resources  

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First Book Canada

Access to New Books for Children in Need

Educators and program administrators can apply to recieve free books for children in their programs.
First Books comes to Richmond each year, and organizations in the Lower Mainland can pick-up books for free! 70% of the books must go to children from low-income families. 
Or, sign-up to have the books shipped directly to you for 75 cents per book. 

Access to books is essential for literacy development. Give the children in your programs books to take home, so they can continue to become better readers. Sign-up here!

Free Family Literacy Program 

ABC Life Literacy is offering a free family literacy program. Organizations can download the materials and deliver this ready-made literacy program to families
HSBC Family Literacy First offers four independent sessions each with a story and various activities designed to bring families together to celebrate and practice their literacy skills.  Currently, you can download the sessions in English, French and Simplified Chinese, and more languages will be added soon.
Sign-up to download the materials, print and you have a ready to use program to offer your families. You can also request trained HSBC volunteers to assist in delivering the program sessions. 

Visit for more information. 

Decoda Literacy Solutions

Decoda Literacy Solutions is the only province-wide literacy organization in British Columbia. Providing resources, training and funds, they support community-based literacy programs and initiatives in over 400 communities across B.C. 
Decoda has a lending library of literacy resources - resources for professionals, workbooks, easy-readers, etc. Sign up to have the materials mailed to you to borrow for free!