Welcome to Read October!

Read October is a literacy and dyslexia awareness program run by the International Dyslexia Association Ontario.  Read October promotes reading while raising money to purchase dyslexia friendly resources for Ontario Public Libraries. 

Three ways to get involved


1. Read a book

Help us reach our Read October goal of reading 1000 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 $10,000 campaign target. You can join as a team, class or individual. 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 providing mini-grants for Ontario Public Libraries to purchase dyslexia friendly resources.