Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery

Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery

October 21, 2009 10:50 ET

REPEAT: The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery® to Host Dame Marie Clay Tribute Banquet With Honoured Guest Speaker, Craig Kielburger, Co-Founder of Free the Children

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2009) - As part of the National Reading Recovery/Early Literacy Conference (October 22-23, 2009), The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery will host its second Tribute Dinner honouring the memory of Dame Marie Clay, renowned literacy educator and the originator of Reading Recovery. The dinner will be held on Thursday October 22, 2009 from 6:00-10:00 pm at the Sheraton Parkway North Hotel, Richmond Hill. The CIRR® welcomes as the honoured guest speaker, Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children. Craig has a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto, is the youngest ever student in the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program and has received four honorary doctorates for his work in the field of education and human rights. He has traveled to more than 50 countries, visiting underprivileged children and helping with humanitarian projects and development initiatives.

The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery® is a non-profit organization dedicated to the vision that all children will be proficient readers and writers by the end of grade one. Its mission is to ensure that all children who are experiencing difficulty learning to read and write have the access to Reading Recovery®. All proceeds from the banquet go directly to the implementation of the program across the country.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery
    Britta Martin
    416-948-5523
    cirr@rogers.com