Welcome to Read October!

Read October is a literacy and dyslexia awareness program that promotes reading while raising money to support the programs and initiatives of the International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch.

Three ways to get involved


1. Read a book

Help us reach our Read October goal of reading 2020 books!  Everyone is invited to participate, all you have to do is a read a book during October and then tell us about it here!

2. Join the Read-a-thon fundraiser

Sign up on our secure Canada Helps page to help us reach (or exceed!) our $5000 campaign target. Set personal reading and fundraising goals and ask your family and friends to sponsor you. Just for signing up you'll be entered into a draw for fabulous prizes! For every $50 you raise, your name will be entered once into our grand prize draw.


3. Sponsor a reader

Everyone has their own personal reason for joining Read October. Visit the Read October page on Canada Helps and browse through the stories of our participants. Choose one that resonates with you and donate to help them reach their goals.  All funds raised go to support the ongoing work of the International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch.