indigo canada

Indigo says it's giving $1 million in books to families in need across Canada

Indigo will donate $1 million in books to families in need across Canada, the company announced Wednesday.

The Canadian book giant has pledged to donate books and educational resources through its Love of Reading Foundation to support literacy in high-needs communities.

With schools closed across the country, some Canadian children no longer have their school libraries to turn to for reading materials; Indigo's hefty donation will help to ensure that they can access materials at home.

Chair of the Foundation Heather Reisman said, "Books are critical to education and as a vehicle to 'travel' to new places and 'meet' new people. This is important always and especially at this moment."

The books will be distributed via three Canadian organizations: Jays Care Foundation, Martin Family Initiative, and Boys and Girls Club of Canada.

Indigo says that local non-profit organizations in Canada that currently serve children and their families in high-needs communities can also apply for the grant.

Lead photo by


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in News

COVID internment camps in Canada don't exist despite what you might have heard

Canada won't be having a snap election this fall

Someone is setting fire to toilet paper at Walmart stores in Canada

Trudeau suggests Easter-style candy hunt instead of trick-or-treating for Halloween

Garbage truck full of weed caught trying to sneak over Canada-U.S. border

A rare white blue jay was spotted in Canada

Redneck dance cubes removed from Saskatoon bar after COVID-19 infections

Landlord in Canada told they can't evict tenants for making critical posts on social media