TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program

Since 2000, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has given every Grade One child in Canada a free Canadian children’s picture book through our TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program. This year, despite having tried to accommodate the York Region District School Board—one of the biggest school boards in the country—by removing the TD Bank logo from the front cover, they have once again prevented the book from being distributed to the 10,000 Grade One students in their region.

Below are two articles published about the situation today:

Toronto Star: York Region public schools ban free books over corporate logo York Region District School Board turns down free books citing policy

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