September Literacy Month

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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 is “Literacy connects us!”

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

You can be a part of Literacy Month by:

  • joining activities in your community
  • taking part in our ​Team Trivia Challenge
  • buying socks through our Socks for literacy! campaign
  • entering the Literacy Connects Us Word Cloud Contest
  • asking your town to proclaim Literacy Month
  • watching videos on how literacy connects

Learn more about literacy in BC:

Literacy Matters Fact Sheet

2022 Literacy Month Trivia PosterHow to Play

It’s time to form your team (2-6 players), raise funds, and compete for the cup on Wednesday, September 21 with our hosts IQ 2000 Trivia and CBC’s Dan Burritt!

Join us at The Yaletown Distillery, 1131 Mainland Street, Vancouver. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Top fundraising team will be awarded a 3-course dinner at event!

Register Today

Or, contact Gail Hanney –

Double your impact!

When you give to this campaign, your gift will be matched $1 for $1 thanks to First West Credit Union and its four locally known and trusted divisions: Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial. Gifts wills be matched up to $10,000 – until matching funds run out or expire.

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.

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Enter the Literacy Month Contest!

This year’s theme is #LiteracyConnectsUs. Fill in the word cloud with words or pictures that describe how literacy connects you at home, at work or in the community. Post your contest entry on social media (#Connect4Lit22) or email a copy to

Download the word cloud

Read the official rules

2022 Corporate and Community Partners

 Presenting Sponsor

First West credit union and subsidiary logos

Corporate Partners

Financial Literacy Partner

Exclusive Broadcast Media Partner

Corporate Donors

BOND Reproductions Inc.

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