Who we are

Bookmates is a Manitoba based non-profit organization established in 1984 that promotes and supports family literacy through a variety of activities.

- We develop family literacy and learning programs in partnership with community organizations and parents

- We train people to facilitate programs for families in their communities

- We deliver programs for parents and children in partnership with community organizations

- We promote awareness of the importance of family literacy and learning in the early years

Our inter-generational programs are ideal for family resource centres, child care facilities, schools, libraries and other organizations that support families, and are designed to enhance the learning of young children, their parents and other caregivers.

Breakfast with Bookmates

Thanks to everyone who attended our fifth annual event on October 7, 2015!

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held on October 21 at 5:30 p.m. at 623 Erin St. Please RSVP by October 19 to
204.582.1804 or bookmate@mts.net.

Bookmates in the Community

Check out some of our recent events.

The Very READ-y Project

The Very READ-y Project is a collaborative family literacy initiative of Bookmates and Manidoo Gi Miini Gonaan Inc. that supports the early learning community and families living in the Point Douglas neighbourhood of Winnipeg. With the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation, the goal is to increase school readiness by introducing young children and their families to focused and intentional speech, language and literacy programming in a variety of community settings, while building on existing strengths.