September Literacy Month

Four people at an event dressed in purple
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.

2021’s theme was “Literacy connects us!” Stay tuned for details for Literacy Month 2022.

Literacy Month in September 2021 raised close to $20,000 for literacy programs. Thank you to our supporters.

Learn more about literacy in BC:

Literacy Matters Fact Sheet

Literacy Matters Infographic

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

Sock it to Literacy! Poster

Buy 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 “Sock it to 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.

Literacy Month Colouring Contest sheet

The 2021 Literacy Month contest is now closed!

2021’s theme was #LiteracyConnectsUs. Thank you to Tricia Aviss for creating the wonderful Literacy Connects Us colouring sheet.

Still want to colour? Download the colouring sheet

2021 Corporate and Community Partners

Community Partner

Corporate Partners

Financial Literacy Partner

Exclusive Broadcast Media Partner

Corporate Donors

Happier I.T.

Wells Fargo Canada

Lights of Purple

Gift-in-kind Supporters

For more information about Literacy Month contact Gail Hanney at