September Literacy Month

Team RBC and Executive Director Sandra Lee at the team trivia night for Literacy Month
September is Literacy Month in British Columbia!

Each September, Decoda leads a province-wide awareness and fundraising campaign to celebrate Literacy Month.

The campaign highlights the importance of literacy and raises funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives across BC.

This year’s theme was “Literacy connects us!”

At home, at work and in the community … literacy connects us!

Literacy Month in September 2022 raised over $47,000 to support literacy programs in BC. Thank you to our supporters.

Virtual Team Trivia Challenge winners are…

Team trivia winning teams
Team RBC (left) and team The Anna Delveys (right).

Congratulations to Team RBC, winners of the 2022 Decoda Literacy Team Trivia Challenge Cup. Thank you and congratulations to team The Anna Delveys, this year’s top fundraising team who raised $3,700!

Thank you for playing the Team Trivia Challenge with us!

Thank you to all literacy supporters for helping us meet our Matching Gift Challenge. All donations from the trivia event were matched $1 by $1 up to $10,000 thanks to First West Credit and its four locally known and trusted divisions: Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial.

Together, we raised $23,000! 

#Connect4Lit22 word cloud contest draw winners

The four individual draw winners for a $50 Indigo gift certificate:

  1. Ethan Voisey
  2. Gilbert Beaudoin
  3. Xiahong Xiao
  4. Amy Le-Leung

The class draw winner of a $200 gift card is:

  • Hornby Island Community School grades 2-4

Learn more about literacy in BC:

Literacy Matters Fact Sheet

Literacy Month 2022 Press Release

2022 Literacy Month Trivia Poster

Thank you for playing the Team Trivia Challenge with us this year! Check back for details on next year’s event.

Socks for Literacy! PosterBuy merino wool socks online from our partner Blue Sky Clothing or at one of its nine BC stores.

$1 from every pair goes to support local literacy programs!

Our “Socks for literacy!” campaign helps make sure children and families, youth, adults and seniors have the literacy skills they need at home, at work and in the community.

Thank you to Blue Sky Clothing for supporting literacy in BC!

Read the story of Blue Sky Clothing Co owner Marilyn Cobban’s journey to success and why she supports literacy.

Word cloud contest image

The 2022 Literacy Month contest is now closed!

You can still try out a word cloud generator to create a digital cloud, or download our template below.

Download the word cloud

2022 Corporate and Community Partners

 Presenting Sponsor

First West credit union and subsidiary logos

Community Partner

Corporate Partners

Financial Literacy Partner

Exclusive Broadcast Media Partner

Corporate Donors

BOND Reproductions Inc.

CIBC Mellon

Happier I.T.

Keith and Betty Beedie Foundation

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel

Gift-in-kind Sponsors

Lights of Purple

For more information about Literacy Month contact Gail Hanney at