September Literacy Month

Team CBC, winners of the Team Trivia Challenge 2023
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 2023 raised over $45,000 to support literacy programs in BC. Thank you to our supporters.

The Team Trivia Challenge winners are…

Team CBC. 2023 Team Trivia Challenge winners.

Congratulations to Team CBC Vancouver, winners of the 2023 Decoda Literacy Team Trivia Challenge Cup. Thank you and congratulations to team Ball GURLS, this year’s top fundraising team who raised $4,600!

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.

Thank you to Blue Sky Clothing who kindly presented a cheque for $14,000 from their Socks for Literacy sales. A big thanks to Dan Burritt from CBC Vancouver and Decoda Board Director, Diana Twiss, for hosting. Thanks also to Nice Guys Trivia and the staff at The Butcher & Bullock for their great work and service.

In addition to Literacy Month fundraising, RBC contributed $25,000 to Fostering Literacy programs this year!

Thank you for playing the Team Trivia Challenge with us!

#Connect4Lit23 contest draw winners

A collage of four photographs
Clockwise from top left: Larry, Laura, Phuong and Tetiana.

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

  1. Larry Wang
  2. Laura Duursma
  3. Phuong Nguyen
  4. Tetiana Oliinyk

Class prize winners

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

  • Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society United Way School’s Out group – Coal Harbour, North Vancouver Island

Literacy Month 2023 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.

The 2023 Literacy Month contest is now closed!

Thank you for participating!

2023 Corporate and Community Partners

Presenting Partner

First West credit union and subsidiary logos

Community Supporter

Corporate Partners

Financial Literacy Partner

Exclusive Broadcast Media Partner

Corporate Donors

Happier I.T.

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel

Community Donor

Keith & Betty Beedie Foundation

Gift-in-kind Donors

Lights of Purple

For more information about Literacy Month contact Gail Hanney at