Calgary Reads is creating a thriving community where all children read with confidence and joy. Did you know: Many Alberta children are growing up with no books in their home? And book ownership is strongly linked to being a successful reader and the number of years a child stays in school. We are an early-literacy initiative creating positive change in literacy outcomes for children by:

  • offering programs and initiatives to help schools, parents, businesses, and communities create literacy-rich environments,

  • placing books into the hands and homes of young children who have few or none of their own,

  • providing learning opportunities for teachers and parents,

  • mobilizing business, education, and community to care and act together.

Your donation will help give each child we serve the opportunity to read, learn and grow.


Text KIDS048 to 30333 to donate $10. 
Shaw Communications will match every text donation made on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to a total of $150,000. 

Online donations can also be made below


Calgary Reads
Director of Development
Joan Green
403-777-8254 x104
[email protected]


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