TD National Reading Summit II: Toward a Nation of Readers

January 20-21, 2011 La Grande Bibliothèque, Montreal

The National Reading Campaign is about creating a reading strategy for Canada. It is about engaging Canadians in exploring what a Canadian reading plan would look like, and what we would expect the key outcomes to be. In short, it is a campaign to incorporate and promote reading as a central feature of 21st century Canadian citizenship.

The National Reading Campaign had its beginnings in 2008, when a coalition of readers, parents, writers, editors, librarians, bookstore owners, teachers, publishers and distributors came together to assess and consider the changing reading habits of Canadians.

The first forum, held in 2008, proposed that a National Reading Campaign be developed over the course of three Reading Summits. The first Summit was held in Toronto in 2009, the second will be held in Montreal in 2011 and the third is planned for Vancouver in 2012.

The summit in Montreal this year has a wonderful lineup of speakers. Including, children’s author Shane Peacock; John Ralston Saul; composer and conductor Dr. John Kim Bell; singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark; author Jon Scieszka; Françoise Armand from the University of Montreal; Clara N. Bohrer, Chair of Every Child Ready to Read; France Desmarais of Communication-Jeunesse; Craig Alexander, Chief Economist from TD Bank; Mélanie Valcin from Frontier College; Marie-Josée Berger from the University of Ottawa; and many more.

Registration is now open for the summit. Click here to register.

For more information on the TD National Reading Summit II, which will be held in Montreal, please contact:

Ginette Péloquin
Tel. (514) 843-3606