Reading Practice for Children in Grades 2–4

Envision Financial Reading Buddies is a time to practice reading together. Children are paired with a teen volunteer and will spend time reading together in a safe, supportive environment. Sessions are 60 minutes long and meet once per week for 6 weeks in the Spring and Fall. The program is designed to support children who are new readers and helps to build their confidence and improve their skills.

Children (Little Buddies)

Little Buddies will have the opportunity to engage with a teen Big Buddy, building relationships and practicing literacy skills. Children must have some reading ability already as this program does not teach them how to read. 

How To Register

Registration for Little Buddies for the fall sessions will begin 3 weeks before the program begins.  Please bookmark this page and check back for updates.

Teen Volunteers (Big Buddies)

As an Envision Financial Reading Buddies Volunteer, you are a role model to a young reader, practicing reading with your Little Buddy and engaging in fun literacy activities. Being a Big Buddy is a rewarding experience and counts towards volunteer hours. For teens ages 14-18.

How to Apply:

Teen applications will open early September. Please continue to check this page for updates. 

Fall Sessions 

New sessions will be offered in the Fall. This schedule may be subject to change.Check back then for updates.

Fall 2022 Sessions




City Centre

Wednesdays, Oct 19 – Nov 23

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Wednesdays, Oct 19 – Nov 23

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Tuesdays, Oct 25 – Nov 29

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Thursdays, Oct 20 – Nov 24

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Tuesdays, Oct 18 – Nov 22

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Tuesdays, Oct 18 – Nov 22

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Thursdays, Nov 3 – Dec 8

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Strawberry Hill

Wednesdays, Oct 19 – Nov 30

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Virtual Branch

Tuesdays, Nov 1 – Dec 6

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*Schedule subject to change until September


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