Storytime Trail was created by OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation, a Canadian charity focused on local and global literacy. Since 2012, we have been creating book festivals for youth in the Caribbean and Ontario. We are committed to bring readers and storytellers together in ingenious ways and to celebrate the important stories that connect us all.
Here’s a synopsis of other projects we’ve developed.
Is about empowering students to champion accessibility. The festival is a specialized reading program for students in grades 3 to 5 to address the critical task of building more accessible school communities. The program features selected fiction and non-fiction titles with disability themes and a full-day, participant-driven conference. Student-led committees produce action plans to support Ontario Ministry of Education required School Board Strategic Priorities and School Improvement Plans for their respective schools.
Ontario School Book Drives
At last count, we've shipped over 250,000 gently-used children's books donated by Ontario students to develop school libraries for their peers in Montserrat, Grenada, St. Lucia and Nevis. COVID-19 has curtailed this program for now but over 50 school libraries continue to offer students the literacy resources they need.