Become a Friend of Telling Tales

The power of stories and the power of literacy – these are the superpowers that connect us and change children’s lives forever. Literacy is power. And your belief in this power can help make a difference for local kids.

Grandfather reading to two children under a tree

Over the past decade, Telling Tales has connected thousands of families to Canada’s leading children’s literary artists, changing and enriching lives through a variety of events and programming. We couldn’t have done any of this without supporters like you. When it comes to Telling Tales, we get by with a little help from our friends!

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Programs

We love sharing our message and our love of reading, but we need your help to do it. Your support will guarantee that the magic of Telling Tales will continue to connect children and their families to Canadian storytellers year-round: at the festivals, within their homes, in their schools, and throughout their communities. Here are some of the ways you can make a difference:                                           

Two children with Fairy Character outdoors at Festival

Donors keep our festivals free

Our Festival Access Program keeps the festival FREE and funds special initiatives that provide additional supports to families attending the Main Event at Westfield Heritage Village.

Donors power our storytelling workshops

Our Storytellers in the Community Program connects Telling Tales artists to local community centres, social service providers and school groups, ensuring all families have access to the magic of our live presentations. 

Donors support Canadian storytellers

Our Virtual Workshop Program connects children’s authors, illustrators, and performers to families through digital presentations, inspiring thousands of future storytelling voices.