OUP and the Community
Although Oxford University Press is a global organization, our branches have deep roots in their host countries and local communities. That's certainly true of OUP Canada, whose offices have been located in Toronto since 1904.
We give back to the community in a variety of ways. Recent initiatives include:
- OUP Canada is once again proud to sponsor World Literacy Canada's KAMA reading series. Proceeds from the series, which include readings by such high-profile Canadian authors as Margaret Atwood, Linda McQuaig, and Bob Rae, help underwrite educational projects here in Canada and around the world. For more information, visit www.worldlit.ca.
- Sponsorship of the Thorncliffe Park Around the World project. Now in its second year, this innovative program reaches out to young people in the Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park areas by creating a space where they can learn about global issues. The project is a partnership between OUP, World Literacy of Canada, and the Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office. Participants receive a free copy of the Canadian Oxford World Atlas as well as other reading materials and resources to use in the program. Click this link for more info: http://www.worldlit.ca/ATW.html.
- Publication of Birdi Num Num. Also in partnership with World Literacy of Canada, OUP is delighted to sponsor the publication of Birdi Num Num, a story by Mamta Mishra with original illustrations by Prashant Miranda. This colourful retelling of a well-known folk tale will captivate readers young and old alike. All proceeds benefit World Literacy's India program. More information is available here: http://www.worldlit.ca/BirdiNumNum.html.
- Sponsorship of the KAMA Reading Series. OUP Canada continues to be a proud sponsor of World Literacy's KAMA Reading Series. Information on this year's speakers is available here: http://www.worldlit.ca/kama.html
OUP Canada is also pleased to have been able to donate books to a wide variety of good causes, including:
- Ottawa’s Discovery University, a collaborative effort of downtown shelters, drop-in centres, the City of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University, and First Baptist Church, offering non-credit, university-level courses to persons experiencing homelessness or living on a low income;
- The annual fundraising campaign for The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, spearheaded by Fairmount Books;
- The Optimist Club of Aurora’s Magna Hoedown;
- The Warden Woods Community Centre’s Family Literacy Fun Day.