❤️Thank-You Teachers & Principals


Dear Principals and Teachers,

As the end of another school year comes to completion, we would like to express our gratitude for supporting the Reading Bear initiative. Since our first pilot in the spring of 2012, we have reached 41 kindergarten & Gr 1 classrooms, 343 StrongStart toddlers, 160 grade 5s, 585 grade 8s, and 15 practicum medical students and 41 Mom2Mom Children.  Over 2 000 city youth have participated in the program to date. New this year, are the monthly visits to children and siblings at the Canuck Place, Hospice for Children and the Louis Brier Nursing Home Special Care Unit. A record number of books were delivered reaching over 2 500 books and over 250 bears.
We would also like to thank you for your ongoing support of the practicum medical students. If you wish to participate in our program evaluation, please drop an email at info@thereadingbear.ca
Thank you for your on-going support of the Reading Bear Society in our efforts to promote early literacy, social and emotional health to all youth in Vancouver.
We believe that building friendships across the city encourages children to care for one another and is a key ingredient in the building a healthier city for all. 
On behalf of the everyone at the Reading Bear, we wish you a wonderful summer break.
With appreciation,

Joanne Roussy, RN, PhD & Isabel Chen, MD, MPH

President & Vice-President, Co-founders

The Reading Bear Society