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First Book Canada’s Southern Ontario Distribution

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 Today’s blog post come from Rebecca Mills. After a successful career in corporate communications, Rebecca Mills is now pursuing her dream of a career in publishing. She is a recent graduate of the Humber College Creative Book Publishing program and is now

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First Book Canada Brings Books to 30,000 Kids in Alberta

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Our friends at First Book Canada just wrapped up the largest book distribution in their three-year history, distributing 30,000 books to children from low-income homes in the city of Calgary and across the province of Alberta. Like First Book in

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First Book/Le Premier Livre is Waiting For “Superman”!

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First Book/Le Premier Livre will distribute 25,000 new books to children from low-income communities across Canada if 5,000 people pledge to see the award-winning documentary film Waiting For “Superman” when it opens in theatres in Toronto October 1st. Go to

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First Book/Le Premier Livre at the National Family Literacy Conference

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First Book/Le Premier Livre recently attended the National Family Literacy Conference in Edmonton, Alberta July 15th – 17th.  The conference had over 300 delegates in attendance and efforts were placed on registering new book recipient groups from across Canada with

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First Book/Le Premier Livre Celebrates Education Week in Toronto

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First Book/Le Premier Livre celebrated Education Week in Toronto by distributing over 5,000 books to local students at North Kipling Junior Middle School and St. Bruno’s Catholic School.  The much-needed books went to students in these priority neighborhood schools thanks

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First Book Canada Hosts First Ever Book Distribution in Calgary

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First Book Canada held their first ever book distribution in the city of Calgary this last week, under the direction of one determined woman named Carol Anne Ruscica and her fearless compatriot Wayne Cochrane. Between me, a First Book newcomer,

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From Atwood to Polkaroo… First Book Canada/Le Premier Livre Stands Out at The Word On The Street Festival

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If you’re in Toronto, chances are good that we met you on Sunday at The Word On The Street Festival! After all, you couldn’t really get past us without stopping in. Hundreds of folks learned more about how they can

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