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.

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 ​Virtual Team Trivia Challenge
  • buying socks through our Sock it to literacy! campaign
  • entering the Literacy Connects Us Colouring Contest
  • asking your town to proclaim Literacy Month
  • watching videos on how literacy connects

Learn more about literacy in BC:

Literacy Matters Fact Sheet

Literacy Matters Infographic

Join the fun with our annual signature fundraising event on September 21, 7:00 to 8:30 pm (PDT), the Team Trivia Challenge!

How to Play:

  1. Form a team of 2-6 players
  2. Get players to register online by donation
  3. Join Decoda for a live game of trivia

Zoom instructions

Trivia Prizes

  • Winner – Team Trivia Challenge Cup and $50 Indigo gift cards (6)
  • Top Fundraising Team – Dinner for six at a restaurant of your choosing ($300 value)
  • Draw prizes
Questions? Contact Gail Hanney at or 604-681-4199 x 404.

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

Enter the Literacy Month Contest!

This year’s theme is #LiteracyConnectsUs. Colour in the Literacy Connects Us colouring sheet drawn by Tricia Aviss. Submit your entry to or post it on social media using the hashtag #LiteracyConnectsUs.

Download the colouring sheet

Read the official rules

Colouring Contest Prizes

Five prizes will be awardedfour to individuals and one to a class: 

Individual prizes: 

  • One gift card each from Indigo in the amount of $50. 

Class prize: 

  • One gift card from Indigo in the amount of $200. 

Questions? Contact Gail Hanney at or 604-681-4199 x 404.

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