About us > National Reading Campaign

In 2008 a group of volunteers — readers, writers, educators , librarians, parents, young people, and book and magazine publishers — got together to talk about a nationwide way to make Canada a country of readers.

Over the course of four years this group grew and organized three national summits, held in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The summits provided the opportunity to learn about national reading plans around the world, from Brazil to the Netherlands, and to discover the best of the many innovative programs already in place in Canada. Since then, word spread and more volunteers came together in working groups of more than a hundred participants to develop uniquely Canadian strategies around reading. The National Reading Campaign incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2012. The National Reading Plan is the fruit of all this work.

The National Reading Campaign’s mission? To make reading a national priority.

The National Reading Campaign’s vision? To create, sustain and grow a society in which everyone has an equal opportunity to become and remain a lifelong reader.