We know that storytelling is necessary for developing literacy skills. Storytelling is also a way to build connections between people, teach the value of listening, and to remind ourselves that everyone’s story matters.

The Lost & Found project helps children connect with their own emotions and experiences which will allow them to better understand and engage with their communities.

We’ll also be archiving these stories to help future generations understand what the COVID-19 pandemic was like for Canada’s children and their families.

Meet astronaut and children’s author, Chris Hadfield

Many of the in-person workshops across the country will feature Canadian children’s authors and illustrators as special guests who will be helping children tell their stories in fun, creative ways.

Meet our CEO Ariel Siller

Storytelling is a key part of building literacy skills for children and their families. Kids who participate in storytelling are more likely to develop literacy confidence in school and beyond.

Our Supporters

Our programming is enabled by financial, in-kind and volunteer support. We sincerely thank all those who make the Lost & Found Project possible.

Advisory Committee

  • BGC Canada
  • Calgary Reads
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Centre for Family Literacy
  • Decoda Literacy Solutions
  • Downie-Wenjack Fund
  • Elementary Literacy New Brunswick
  • Malvern Family Resource Centre (MFRC)
  • MinibiblioPLUS
  • Nunavut Bilingual Education Society
  • NWT Literacy
  • The Reading Partnership
  • United for Literacy

Delivery Partner Sites

  • Agincourt Community Services Association
  • Baxter Arts Centre
  • BGC Airdrie
  • BGC Botwood
  • BGC Brantford
  • BGC Central Van Island
  • BGC Charlotte County
  • BGC Charlottetown
  • BGC Cochrane
  • BGC Dieppe
  • BGC Durham
  • BGC Eastview
  • BGC Gander
  • BGC Hamilton-Halton
  • BGC Niagara
  • BGC Okanagan
  • BGC South Van Island
  • BGC St. Anthony & Area
  • BGC St. Paul
  • BGC Whitecourt
  • BGC Yorkton
  • BGC Yukon
  • Centre for Family Literacy
  • Children's Book Bank
  • Children's Reading Room
  • Connected North/Story Planet
  • GritLit Readers and Writers Festival
  • Malvern Family Resource Centre (MFRC)
  • Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
  • Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society
  • Multiple Births Canada
  • NDG Community Council( Papa et Moi Program)
  • NWT Literacy Council
  • Peaceful Village
  • Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) Continuing and Community Education Dept
  • South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
  • Toronto Foundation for Student Success
  • Walkley Community Center
  • YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth


Special Thanks

  • Amulanga Khechieva
  • Julie Herczeg
  • Lianne George

Land Acknowledgment

The Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation’s office is located on land that is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and that is the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. Our work takes place on the traditional territory and enduring home of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across the country now known as Canada.

Core to our beliefs is that oral and written storytelling contribute to honouring, respecting, and protecting the languages and cultures of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived here for millennia. We are committed to learning about the traditions and current realities of the Indigenous Peoples of this land. We strive to listen to and learn from Indigenous ways of nurturing literacy in children and to support those traditions in communities where we are invited to work together.