Contact: Reading activities for small children and their families

Last updated October 5, 2022

The “Contact: Joy of Reading” program offers free activities to help parents and children ages 5 and under enjoy reading together. It is primarily aimed at immigrants and residents from underprivileged backgrounds.



For 60 minutes, facilitators read to small children and their parents so they can enjoy the pleasure of family storytime. The activity is held in spaces where newly arrived families or families with low-incomes often frequent, such as housing projects, neighbourhood health clinics, community organizations, family centres or toy libraries. 
To organize an activity, you must have a location that is suitable for parents and children.


The program aims to:  

  • Help children and parents develop a taste for reading 
  • Support immigrant parents in learning and using French 
  • Educate parents about the importance of helping children read and write 
  • Encourage parents to visit their neighbourhood library

Organize an activity

Would you like to organize an activity? 


Delphine Guibourgé


[email protected]

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