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Freedom to Read Week

February 21-27, 2021

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Freedom to Read Week is organized by the Book and Periodical Council. Contact us at [email protected].

How You Can Celebrate

Freedom to Read Week provides an opportunity for Canadians to focus on issues of intellectual freedom as they affect your community, your province, our country, and countries around the world. Whether you are a librarian, bookseller, educator, student, or member of the community, there are lots of ways you can help mark this annual event.

Show you support by ordering our annual Freedom to Read poster. See 35+ years of posters in our poster gallery.

Ideas to help you raise awareness and celebrate freedom to read: get active on social media, organize a (socially distanced) community event, create a DIY display, and more.

Check our online calendar of Freedom to Read Week events to find out what’s happening in your community.

Your donation makes it possible for the BPC to publicize free expression issues, promote Freedom to Read Week and publish our annual campaign poster.

Show your support for Freedom to Read. Share our images on social media or post a banner on your website and link to us!

To find out how you can become a sponsor of Freedom to Read Week, contact the Book and Periodical Council.