Mississauga school gets $80,000 in funding from Indigo


Published June 28, 2022 at 12:04 pm


A Mississauga school is one of ten schools recently announced to be getting funding from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation to increase their library budgets.

Erin Mills Middle School in Mississauga will receive $80,000 over the course of three years to go towards its library and selection of reading material.

Indigo announced this year that it’s committing a combined total of $484,000 to ten more schools:

  • Blossom Park Public School
  • Don Valley Middle School
  • Erin Mills Middle School
  • Garden River Elementary School
  • Gosford Public School
  • Holy Family Catholic School
  • Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School
  • Native Sena School
  • Roseville Public School
  • West Hill Public School

The grant is part of the total $1.5 million being donated to more than 30 schools across the country in an effort to combat declining literacy rates and invest in the next generation of readers.

“Canadian public school library budgets allow for less than one third of a book per child and as many as 30 per cent of grade three students fail to meet provincial reading standards across Canada,” says the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

“The funds will be used to replace worn books and greatly expand the number and diversity of titles in reading collections, putting more books in the hands of children and giving each and every student the chance to make reading a lifelong passion.”

Since 2004, the Foundation has donated over $33 million to more than 3,400 elementary schools, of which 964 are located in Ontario and have received a combined total of $10.9 million.

The full list of 2022 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Fund grant recipients is as follows:

Don Valley Middle School – Toronto
Erin Mills Middle School – Mississauga
Garden River Elementary School – Garden River
Gosford Public School – Toronto
Holy Family Catholic School – Wallaceburg
Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School – Toronto
Native Sena School – Weagamow Lake
Roseville Public School – Windsor
West Hill P.S. – Scarborough

A.E. Bowers Elementary School – Airdrie
Fort McMurray Composite High School – Fort McMurray

British Columbia
Alexis Park Elementary – Vernon
École George Jay Elementary – Victoria
Eugene Joseph Elementary School – Fort St James
Quigley Elementary School – Kelowna
School District 91 – Nechako Lakes – Vanderhoof
Tatla Lake Elementary & Jr. Secondary – Tatla Lake

Bertrun E. Glavin School – Winnipeg
Frontenac School – Winnipeg

New Brunswick
Anglophone South School District – Saint John
Natoaganeg School – Eel Ground

Avoca Collegiate – Badger
Tuckamore Centre – Paradise

Nova Scotia
École du Carrefour – Dartmouth
Ecole Wedgeport – Wedgeport

Northwest Territories
Liidlii Kue Elementary School – Fort Simpson

Siviniit Middle School – Igloolik
Blossom Park Public School – Gloucester

Badabin Eeyou School – Whapmagoostui

Gordon Denny Community School – AirRonge
Treaty Education Alliance – Fort Qu’Appelle

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