We’ve given out 12 million books to first grade students.
Canadian Children's Book Week reaches 28,000 youth annually.
We work to ensure Canadian children and youth see themselves in the stories they read.
When Canadian creators tell their stories, they capture experiences unique to the cultures, identities, and geographies that make up our country. Giving Canadian children and youth access to these diverse stories helps them see their own experiences represented in the books they read.
We believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion must always be at the core of Canadian children’s literature.
Canadian books should help all children feel a sense of belonging in their communities. This can only happen if we collectively amplify the voices that are under-represented in the creation, publishing, and promotion of Canadian children’s literature. The CCBC is committed to elevating voices from queer communities, racialized communities, religious minorities, and people living with both visible and invisible disabilities. To ensure our work is contributing to a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive Canada, we’ve placed these values at the centre of each of our programs.