How Read October Works

1. Sign up

Visit our secure Canada Helps page to register and create your personal Read October fundraising page. Here, you can post photos of the books you read and let people know why dyslexia awareness is important to you.


2. Set goals

Choose your own reading and fundraising goals. The idea is to read a bit more than you normally would. For each of us, this will be different and that is okay!


3. Tell your friends

Tell your family and friends about your Read October goal. Ask them to visit your personal Read October page to sponsor you and help reach your goal. And encourage your friends to sign up and spread dyslexia awareness!


4. Read and track

You can read anything you like for Read October, but we have created a reading list if you are looking for inspiration. Once you finish a book, be sure to make it count by logging it here. Each book you read will help us reach our goal of reading 2021 books during October!


5. Enter our prize draw

Everyone who registers through Canada Helps will be entered into a prize draw. Additionally, for every $50 you raise, your name is entered into our grand prize draw for a chance to win 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface GO tablet computers!

Just for signing up, you'll be entered into a prize draw. And for every $50 you raise, your name will be entered once into our grand prize draw for 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Go 2 computers; the more you raise, the more entries you get!

Prizes sponsored by Microsoft Canada. Be sure to check out the joint Microsoft - IDA Ontario project "Discovering Dyslexia" and download the Inclusive Education Field Kit!