Author Spotlight: Jiji Talmas

This year, I partnered with a number of indie authors to share their stories, promote early literacy and expand our home library program to serve under resourced children across the GTA. Today I will be sharing a book titled Cheers to our Volunteer! About the book:“In many classrooms and programs, we have volunteers that come in to work with children, […]

Supporting your child’s mental health through remote learning

6 tips from @childrensmentalhealthon “In this difficult phase of the pandemic, prioritizing the mental health of all kids and their families is really important. Children’s Mental Health has compiled tips from their child and youth mental health professionals to address some of the issues and concerns they are hearing from parents.” 1. Manage expectationsSome children are really struggling with remote learning, […]

About early literacy

I asked one of our indie authors, Jennifer Misener to share why early literacy is so important for children. Here’s what she had to say:  One of the best things you can do for your child is spend time reading with them. Reading has been connected to school success, and it opens up a world of possibilities for learning. There […]

Author Spotlight: Jennifer Misener

This year, I partnered with a number of indie authors to share their stories, promote early literacy and expand our home library program to serve under resourced children across the GTA.  Meet Jen: About the book:  Brian is a brain and he has a big day ahead of him! His human is named Ryan, and it is Brian’s job to […]

Earth Day

“Nature isn’t separate from us at all – it runs through our lungs, through our veins. Each breath we breathe comes from the earth, from the atmosphere, from the air – from a natural cycle found in nature.” @greengirlleah How we care for ourselves impacts how we care for the Earth 🌍 To bring the natural system into balance, we need […]

Home library program

We are so excited to extend our home library program to homeless shelters across the GTA! With many local libraries closed and students learning remotely, emphasizing the importance of early literacy is crucial. Our book donations will ensure that children… 1️⃣ Have access to good reading material2️⃣ Experience longer and more frequent shared reading between parents and children3️⃣ Develop critical […]

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Happy National Volunteer Week! I first stumbled upon the non-profit world in elementary school. At the time, I had just witnessed the generational effects of poverty in Pakistan and needed to channel my energy and emotions into some form of humanitarian outreach.  But I was only 7-years old and had access to very limited resources. Upon spending the next several […]

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Mubarak / Happy Ramadan to all those who celebrate! 🌙 ⭐️ I hope this month gives us all time to self-reflect, practice patience, learn peace and show gratitude. It is such a blessing to be a part of a community that devotes so much time to giving back and helping others. Using what we have been blessed us with […]

New clothing for homeless youth!

An estimated 1,500 – 2,000 youth in Toronto are homeless on any given night.  When children enter the shelter system, they are provided with a set of clothing and a few basic personal hygiene products. In many cases, the used clothing they receive is not always in the best shape. After years of conversing with young people experiencing homelessness, I […]