Project Description

1997

Steacy Collyer cares about literacy… a lot. She founded Calgary Reads at her kitchen table in 2001. As a Grade 1 teacher, Steacy was struck by the number of children who were unable to read properly and created an organization to foster a love of reading. Mobilizing educators, businesses and the community to support the cause, Steacy launched the Calgary Reads annual book sale in 2002, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to support children’s literacy initiatives across Alberta.