First Book Canada™, is a non-profit social enterprise that provides access to new books for children in need. Since 2009 , First Book Canada has distributed more than 4.5 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children throughout Canada. Through partnerships with leading publishing companies, First Book Canada™ secures high-quality titles that help educators create enriched learning experiences for their students, transforming the lives of children in need.
From the very beginning Critical Path have been an important partner for First Book Canada . Starting in the very early days when Critical Path was our primary storage facility to recent days when they delivered over 3,000 books on a day’s notice to The Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Office & Treasury Board Secretariat for the annual Provincial Holiday Toy and Book Drive, Critical Path has always been there for us! Always quick to loan a hand to provide transportation for free or at very low costs, willing to give us extra space to stage major book distributions at their facility, Critical Path has become an invaluable part of our team. No logistical issue seems too daunting, no request too small. From the senior leadership to their remarkable drivers, the entire staff have been so helpful and committed to finding a workable solution.
First Book Canada is elevating the quality of education for children in need on a permanent, sustainable basis – and we cannot do it alone. Our Partners in Ending Illiteracy represent some of the smartest, most generous organizations across the for-profit and non profit sectors. These collaborations help us reach millions of children who can now experience the joy of reading and owning new books. Critical Path represents the best kind of partner our organization could have .