TD Reads

Reading sparks children’s curiosity and imagination, allowing them to envision a world without limits. It builds strong foundations which will increase their confidence in whatever tomorrow brings. We are opening doors to a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow for all, by fostering a love of reading and encouraging early learning.

TD Supported Initiatives

TD Summer Reading Club

This annual program celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading all summer long. With more than 2,000 local public libraries participating in the program, over 600,000 children took part in the TD Summer Reading Club in 2019.

This year, families will be able to register and participate online through from Jun 15 to Aug 31, 2020. Your child can create an online notebook, read ebooks, read and write jokes, view author/illustrator readings and workshops and so much more. There’s something for everyone, including kids with print disabilities as well as preschoolers and their families.

TD Summer Reading Tents

Held each summer in major cities and in 150 Indigenous communities across Canada both on and off reserve, TD Summer Reading Tents is a great way to get kids reading all summer long. These tents give kids and their caregivers an opportunity to sit back and read books in parks and at community events such as Toronto’s TD Salsa on St. Clair and a ceremonial pow-wow at the Marymound Family Day.

A program of United for Literacy, reading tents help reduce summer reading loss by keeping kids active and engaged when they are off from school.

TD Grade One Book Giveaway

Organized in association with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the TD Grade One Book Giveaway is the largest free-book distribution program to school-aged children in Canada. All English and French Grade One students receive a free copy of a Canadian children’s book, compliments of TD, which they can keep to take home and read with their parents and caregivers.

Visit Canadian Children’s Book Centre to learn more about the program and previous giveaway books.

  • In collaboration with Univision and TLN, this innovative program allows TD to expand its ongoing commitment to children’s literacy to young Latinos and their families, providing additional literacy support to help newcomers to Canada.

Our commitment in action

  • Over 600,000 Canadian students to receive a copy of Giraffe And Bird through the TD Grade One Book Giveaway.

  • In 2017 alone, TD donated $6.7 million to children's literacy initiatives in Canada.

  • A total of $125,000 are awarded to the best English-language and French-language works by a Canadian author or author/illustrator.

  • Almost 700,000 children participate in the TD Summer Reading Club.

Read more about our commitments

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