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 was “Literacy connects us!”

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

Virtual Team Trivia Challenge winners are…

The Purple Pros team from the Burnaby Public Library!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Virtual Team Trivia Challenge!

IQ 2000 screen shot of the trivia game

#LiteracyConnectsUs colouring contest draw winners

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

  • Micael Quinlat, Grade 5, Surrey
  • Winnie Zheng, Burnaby
  • Blake Lawrence, age 4, Vancouver
  • Shukrona Zokirjonova, age 8, Chilliwack

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

  • Haley Sotola’s Grade 5 class at W.E. Kinvig School in Surrey

We received 81 entries – thanks to everyone who participated!

Watch our videos on how literacy connects us!


Learn more about literacy in BC:

Literacy Matters Fact Sheet

Literacy Matters Infographic

Thank you for playing the Team Trivia Challenge with us this year! Check back for details on next 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 Literacy Month contest is now closed!

This year’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

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