Welcome to the Finale of the Summer Season of the Literacy Quebec Podcast!
Did you know that 25% of Canadians do not have any books in their home?
In this episode we talk about the importance of affordable learning resources like books with our guest Tessa Eisenberg, the National Engagement Coordinator at First Book Canada (FBC). Literacy Quebec's partnership with FBC helps us to donate books to community groups across Quebec. We learn from Tessa about how FBC's works to fulfill their mission to transform the lives of children in need by improving access to educational opportunities and resources.
We end our episode with some exciting upcoming events, including the Lob for Literacy Fundraiser for Yamaska Literacy Council the weekend of September 6-7, 2019
Links mentioned in the show:
First Book Canada www.firstbookcanada.org
First Book (US) www.firstbook.org
First Book Canada Marketplace www.fbmpcanada.org
Tessa Eisenberg, National Engagement with First Book Canada firstname.lastname@example.org or over the phone at: 1-866-732-3669 (Ext. 0255)
September 4, 2019 - LITERACY UNLIMITED Fundraiser at Chapters in Point Claire https://www.facebook.com/events/528091784598758/
Shop on Wednesday, September 4th from 4-9pm at Chapters Pointe-Claire and 20% of sales will be donated to LITERACY UNLIMITED
September 6, 2019 – September 7, 2019 - PGI Lob Ball Tournament Méchoui
37, ch. du Centre, Lac-BromeLob for Literacy Friday, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Literacy Gala & Méchoui Saturday, 5 p.m. Tickets $20 Information: Cindy (450) 330-0803 email@example.com
International Literacy Day https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/literacyday
Every two weeks our hosts Jaimie Cudmore and Chris Shee from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec. Want to help out with the podcast? Have a story you want to share? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office (514) 508-6805 or Toll-Free: 1-855-890-1587