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“Languages Contain Worlds Inside Them”

Jessica Johns and Selina Boan

The concept of freedom to read doesn’t accurately capture the dynamic between Indigenous languages and Canada. There is a history in this country of privileging one type of knowing and one type of “reading.”

Growing Literacy

Thanks to the Write to Read Project BC, eighteen communities from Tl’esqox (Toosey) at Riske Creek to Rocky Pines now have access to rich and diverse collections of books, periodicals, poetry and plays.

Bridging the Digital Divide

The next generation of wireless technology is almost here—but we can’t forget that many people in Canada lack basic access to the Internet.

Understanding Challenges to Books and Magazines

Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Every year, schools and libraries receive challenges to reading materials. Learn more about this issue with our quick guide.

The Right to Read: A Prison Story

Inmates need diverse materials and information to support their legal needs, rehabilitation, literacy skills, language needs, personal and cultural interests, recreational reading and lifelong learning, including technology awareness and access.