True North Aid’s literacy event of the year is back with a new look and new, inclusive name: Northern Reads will launch February 1st, 2023!
This event encourages Canadians to participate in our charitable objectives of advancing Indigenous literacy across the country.
We are honoured to partner with GoodMinds this year, a First Nations family-owned business located on the Six Nations of the Grand River in Brantford, Ontario.
Our goal is to raise $6,000 in GoodMinds gift cards to purchase new, Indigenous authored and illustrated books for three remote, northern communities.
How can you participate?
1. Help us purchase new, Indigenous authored and illustrated books for three recipient communities.
2. Host a previously-loved-book sale.
3. Donate to shipping purchased books.
In addition supporting literacy programs in remote, northern communities, we’re celebrating Indigenous writing across Canada in our first annual Authors Series!
On Tuesday evenings at 7pm throughout February, join us for a ‘meet & greet’ with uniquely talented and creative Indigenous Canadian authors.
Bring your favourite warm cuppa to our virtual gathering and enjoy one hour of author readings, inspiration, stories and a time of Q&A.
This is a free event. Registration is required.
However, in the spirit of this event, please consider supporting one of our above goals.
We are excited to engage Canadians in meaningful, reconciliatory conversation.
Register your attendance here: 2023 Authors Series
True North Aid is grateful to authors Jessica Outram, Patty Krawec, David Robertson and Aimée Craft for their time and support.
Learn more about these authors by visiting: www.truenorthaid.ca/authors-series-2023
This literacy initiative helps advance the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action; specifically, #10 (iii – vi), #12, #14 (i – v), #92
and supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People; specifically Articles 13 – 15.