Throughout the year, Telling Tales works with local community programs and organizations to bring authors and children together for fun and engaging events. We know the power of reading and how it can change a child’s life for the better.

If you are a community based organization that would be interested in partnering with us, please email our community liaison for more information.

We are pleased to partner with the City of Hamilton EarlyON Child and Family Centres to present the following live streamed events.


Our Storytellers in the Community Program brings the magic of the festival closer to home by connecting Telling Tales’ authors to families through year-round presentations held online or in person throughout our community. These events are delivered through partnerships with The City of Hamilton’s EarlyON Child and Family Centres, and both Hamilton Wentworth school boards.  

We are grateful to the following foundations whose funding has ensured local children have access to extracurricular programs like these. Their support has meant that kids and their families will meet, learn from, and be inspired by professional Telling Tales authors, in their own neighbourhoods or from the comfort of home.

Our sincere thanks to:

The following funds through the Hamilton Community Foundation:

Edith H. Turner Foundation Fund
Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation
The Malloch Foundation Fund

The following funds through The City of Hamilton:

The City Enrichment Fund
EarlyON Child and Family Centres of Hamilton

The following fund through the Province of Ontario:

Ontario Trillium Foundation 

 Resilient Communities Fund

The following fund through the Government of Canada:

Canada Council for the Arts-Arts Across Canada
Public Outreach Fund

The CHML/Y108 Children’s Fund, Rotary Clubs of Burlington & Hamilton and the many individuals whose monthly donations support this initiative.

You can help us reach more children in our schools and communities. Learn more about how your donations make a difference.

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