Grow a Library

Partnership with CODE Canada

For nearly a decade, APLA has partnered with CODE Canada to raise money for literacy. CODE, the Canadian Organization for Development through Education, has been supporting literacy since 1959, and is a registered charity that guarantees that 94% of your donation goes directly to their programs. APLA has been actively raising money for CODE since 2006.

CODE envisions a world where every young person can pursue their education and realize their full potential as a literate, empowered, self-reliant citizen. CODE’s mission is to enable student learning by increasing their access to qualified educators and locally- relevant, high-quality learning materials.


Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute

The DBDLI is an Africentric institute that creates education change for learners of African ancestry to empower them to reach their full potential. The DBDLI is committed to improving educational experiences, opportunities and outcomes for Nova Scotian learners of African ancestry.



Newfoundland & Labrador Laubach Literacy Council

NLLLC is a non-profit, charitable volunteer organization serving the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Since 1987 they have been committed to providing free quality literacy programs and services aimed at helping improve lives by raising literacy levels. Their programs include one-on-one free tutoring to adults, including speakers of other languages, essential and employment skills programs, and a summer youth tutoring program.


Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature

In 2015, the Standing Committee chose the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature as our new fund raising project. The award recognizes excellence in First Nations, Métis and Inuit literature for youth and provides engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada. Your donations will put books by indigenous Canadian authors in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Atlantic Canada. APLA’s goal is also to sponsor an indigenous author visit to a community in our region.

At the 2019 APLA Annual Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland, we raised $2088.60 for CODE. Thank you for your generous support to this worthy initiative!



Previous Projects

Read about APLA’s other past Grow a Library projects.