The Excellence in Literacy Foundation

About This Organization

The ELF provides community partners across Canada with free, user-friendly and effective literacy teaching tools for children and youth living in low-income, new Canadian, Indigenous, homeless and special needs communities. In the the last ten years, we have written, developed and produced literacy teaching workbooks with engaging content relevant to the lives and circumstances of the children we serve, created training sessions to explain the ELF teaching method to teachers and volunteers of community partner agencies, and designed literacy assessment, evaluation and teaching tools for partners to measure student progress. Our unique workbooks focus on Canadian-relevant themes about Indigenous, multi-cultural issues, Canada’s parliamentary system and civic responsibilities. They encourage respect and inclusiveness, recognize the four simple steps toward attaining good literacy skills and are easy-to-use for community volunteers from various educational backgrounds. The workbooks teach: • verbal, phonetic, comprehension and writing skills, • confidence, leadership and vocational skills, and • fundamental financial skills. Since 2002—through ELF supported programs—over 35000 children nationally have received literacy tutoring and mentoring via 250 community partners. This support will help these children succeed at school, develop confidence and become productive, conscientious citizens. In the last year, the ELF received over 150 additional partner requests for literacy support. Your support could help to fulfill many of these requests!

Campaigns

Supplying the Essentials
Supplying the Essentials
Campaign
Class supplies for a full program for One Year Paper, pencils, pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners and dictionaries—the basic tools neede...
Richmond, ON
$0 raised (0%)
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  1. An anonymous donation has been made
    almost 4 years ago · Like
  2. Allan Shin
    Allan Shin For The Love of Literacy

    Great job on your campaign Suraiya! I'm so happy you reached your goal with the help of such generous supporters!!

    almost 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      Thank You Allan! You have no idea how happy this makes me!

      almost 4 years ago · Like
  3. Anisa Mirza
    Anisa Mirza For The Love of Literacy

    THIS is super amazing & sooo inspiring! Gonna share the news on my social networks now. Congrats, Suraiya! You have 39 awesome SUPPORTERS/friends :)

    almost 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      I really do! This is makes me truly happy to see the hard work that went into this! Thank you

      almost 4 years ago · Like
  4. Suraiya Rahman
    Suraiya Rahman For The Love of Literacy

    Thank You everyone who have supported such a great campaign. Now more children today will have the chance to fall in love with reading! Truly inspiring!

    almost 4 years ago · Like
  5. Sharon Broughton Wood
    Sharon Broughton Wood gave a $420 donation to For The Love of Literacy
    $420 to For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 2 people like this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      Thank you SO MUCH FOR SUCH A GENEROUS DONATION! Because of you more kids can have the opportunity to fall in love with reading!!

      almost 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  6. Chris Cavan
    Chris Cavan gave a $100 donation to For The Love of Literacy
    $100 to For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      Thank YOU CHRIS! Really appreciate your generous donation!! Makes me smile!!

      about 4 years ago · Like
  7. Eli Fathi
    Eli Fathi gave a $50 donation to For The Love of Literacy
    $50 to For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      Thank You So much Eli for your kind donation!

      about 4 years ago · Like
  8. Saeeda G
    Saeeda G gave a $15 donation to For The Love of Literacy
    $15 to For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      Thank You so much Saeeda! Really touches my heart

      about 4 years ago · Like
  9. An anonymous donation of $10 has been made
    about 4 years ago · Like
  10. Lamisa Fahima Alam
    Lamisa Fahima Alam

    Hello, is it possible to make a donation from America?

    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Anisa Mirza
      Anisa Mirza

      of course! However, Tax receipts can only be issued for Canadian donors. But we can accept donations from anywhere! Hope this helps

      about 4 years ago · Like
  11. Suraiya Rahman
    Suraiya Rahman For The Love of Literacy

    Looking at the back end of this great campaign! Inspires me to do and give back more #YoungGenDonors

    about 4 years ago · Like
  12. Suraiya Rahman
    Suraiya Rahman For The Love of Literacy

    Thank You all for such great support!!! Love you all

    about 4 years ago · Like
  13. Kamilla Riabko
    Kamilla Riabko gave a $20 donation to For The Love of Literacy
    $20 to For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Kamilla Riabko
      Kamilla Riabko

      Good job Suraiya! All the best luck!

      about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      Thank you Kamilla!! Very generous of you for donating to such a great cause!!

      about 4 years ago · Like
  14. Brenda Yu
    Brenda Yu gave a $10 donation to For The Love of Literacy
    $10 to For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Brenda Yu
      Brenda Yu

      Great job with the campaign darling! Sorry I couldn't donate more...starving intern but I wanted to show my support from across the pond! Amazing job! Good luck love xxx

      about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      Thank You so much my love! Your an amazing individual as always!

      about 4 years ago · Like
  15. Lisa Sit
    Lisa Sit gave a donation to For The Love of Literacy
    A donation to For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      Lisa, really appreciate your generous donation!!! Thank You!!

      about 4 years ago · Like
  16. Helina Tadesse
    Helina Tadesse gave a donation to For The Love of Literacy
    A donation to For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      Thank You so much Helina! Your generosity will definitely change a child's life! Thank you!

      about 4 years ago · Like
  17. Samphors Kea
    Samphors Kea gave a $10 donation to For The Love of Literacy
    $10 to For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      SAM!! Thank you so much! By donating to this great cause, more children and youth now are able to get literacy program support!

      about 4 years ago · Like
  18. An anonymous donation of $10 has been made
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  19. Moe
    Moe gave a $10 donation to For The Love of Literacy
    $10 to For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Suraiya Rahman
      Suraiya Rahman

      Thank you so much Moe! Always ever so generous!

      about 4 years ago · Like
  20. Suraiya Rahman
    Suraiya Rahman has created a Campaign For The Love of Literacy
    For The Love of Literacy
    Hi! Thanks for visiting my campaign page! I believe that every child should have the right to fall in love with reading. I believe that every child has the right to literacy support. That is w...
    about 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  21. The Excellence in Literacy Foundation
    The Excellence in Literacy Foundation has created a Campaign A Working Gift that Works Wonders
    A Working Gift that Works Wonders
    Literacy Workbooks for ONE student for One Year Our workbooks focus on Canadian-relevant themes and teach students about First Nations and multi-cultural issues, as well as our parliamentary sys...
    about 4 years ago · Like
  22. The Excellence in Literacy Foundation
    The Excellence in Literacy Foundation has created a Campaign Mentoring Wisdom
    Mentoring Wisdom
    Train a volunteer literacy tutor-mentor "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Mahatma Gandhi ELF programs strive to bring the gift of literacy through ...
    about 4 years ago · Like
  23. The Excellence in Literacy Foundation
    The Excellence in Literacy Foundation has created a Campaign Supplying the Essentials
    Supplying the Essentials
    Class supplies for a full program for One Year Paper, pencils, pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners and dictionaries—the basic tools needed for reading and writing, teaching and sharing knowledge—ar...
    about 4 years ago · Like
  24. The Excellence in Literacy Foundation
    The Excellence in Literacy Foundation has created a Campaign Months of Hope
    Months of Hope
    Support an Entire ELF Literacy Program for ONE TERM - $700 Imagine being a seven-year-old child growing up in a family where your parents are trying very hard to make ends meet and are struggling ...
    about 4 years ago · Like
  25. The Excellence in Literacy Foundation
    The Excellence in Literacy Foundation has created a Campaign Create a Community- Open Doors
    Create a Community- Open Doors
    Support an Entire ELF Literacy Program for One Year: Your gift will fund an ELF-supported literacy program, teaching reading, writing and life skills for 100 children in a low-income, new Canadia...
    about 4 years ago · Like