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Updates on events, submissions, volunteer opportunities, and the monthly FOLD Challenge.

By Emmy Nordstrom Higdon 2020 has been a particularly tumultuous year, and many readers have experienced challenges to their mental health, some for the first time. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 50% of people will experience some kind of mental illness by the time they reach age 40. Mental illness may be an...

By Monika Trzeciakowski While book banning is not a common practice in Canada, where I was born, books are constantly being challenged for various reasons – offensive language, sensitive or graphic content, mature content. These are attempts to censor certain voices and experiences that people disagree with. Often these challenges come from adults who believe...

By Calyssa Erb While the days may be blending into each other as we wonder how long this pandemic will last, there is some good news with these fantastic Canadian book-to-screen adaptations in the works. We may even see some as early as 2021. So, go ahead: take some time away from the latest reality...

The FOLD is hiring for the volunteer position of FOLD Academy Tech Assistant. This post will oversee the curation of the monthly FOLD Academy webinar series in conjunction with the FOLD Artistic Director. The post involves 3-5 hours of volunteer work per month, including attendance at monthly FOLD Planning Team meetings. Further details on the...

By Jael Richardson We select our FOLD Reading Challenge categories at the beginning of the year. Actually, we usually have most of them finalized in the fall, so they’re ready for January 1. Since there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that things have changed a lot since Fall 2019 and January 2020, we wanted to...

By Meg Wheeler The FOLD is all about pushing us to expand our horizons and read more broadly. This country has a tendency to focus on its big cities, so for this month’s reading challenge we’re focusing on Prairie authors. Coast coast, Canada is teeming with brilliant writers, so let’s focus on some found between...

Do you have a passion for children’s literature? Want to be part of the team behind Canada’s first festival prioritizing diverse authors and storytellers? The FOLD is hiring! We are looking for a full-time FOLD Kids Coordinator to oversee, plan, and execute the annual FOLD Kids Book Fest, which takes place every October in Brampton....

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