Joanne Sallay, President of Teachers on Call, shares her favourite books for celebrating Canada over on Village Living Magazine. How many of these have you read with your kids?

I Am Canada: A Celebration

Written by Heather Patterson, Featuring 13 Canadian Illustrators

For ages: 3 – 7

This picture book can be described as a work of art. As a special project, 13 Canadian illustrators came together to fill the pages with artwork that matches Heather Patterson’s poem I Am Canada. At the very back, the author and illustrators share their personal comments, reflections, and inspiration. This is definitely a keepsake that will remain in your child’s library for years to come.

Carson Crosses Canada

Written by Linda Bailey, Illustrated by Kass Reich

For ages: 4 – 8

Take the ultimate road trip adventure across the country with Carson Crosses Canada. Fans of If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur will be pleased to pick up Linda Bailey’s new story. Travel from coast to coast with Carson the dog and his owner Annie, as they leave their town of Tofino to head on an adventure to Newfoundland. Experience the beauty of the provinces through Carson’s eyes, and get ready to share in the big surprise that awaits him at his final destination.

Canada Year By Year

Written by Elizabeth MacLeod, Illustrated by Sydney Smith

For ages: 8 – 12

Calling all history buffs: this is the perfect read for students (and parents) who want to delve into Canada’s rich and diverse background. It captures the milestones, events, and people who have helped shape the country every year since its start on July 1, 1867. The 150 year timeline covers Confederation, women’s fight for the vote, the creation of Superman, and everything in between, ending with Canada turning 150. Readers of all ages are guaranteed to learn some new facts about Canada.

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Teachers on Call has been providing tutoring services to GTA students for 30 years, helping them reach their full potential. Along with celebrating their 30-year anniversary earlier in 2015, Teachers on Call  has had numerous media features in the past few months. Here, a look at what they have been up to:


Exam Season Tips with Joanne Sallay



Adventurous Books for the Holiday Season


Joanne Sallay shares the best holiday books for kids in her #TeachMeTuesday column for Village Living Magazine. Read it here.



Financial Games that Raise Savvy Kids

Two toddler brothers playing with money and their pink piggy bank

Joanne Sallay speaks to Dr. Dina to explain how playing money-related games can help your kids become more financially savvy. Read it here.



Stand Up to Bullying


In the Huffington Post, Joanne Sallay writes about books that can help kids learn how to stand up to bullying. Read it here.



Ready for French Immersion? 


What are the benefits to enrolling your child in French immersion classes? Read more on the Teachers on Call blog here.



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Teachers on Call is celebrating 30 big years of helping students make the grade, and Cursive’s Jessica Green helped to shine the spotlight on the organization and their work in Village Living Magazine.


“I’ve always believed that every child deserves a chance to maximize their learning experiences,” says Rhona Sallay, founder of Teachers on Call. Recognizing that there was a need within the school system to support both students and their families with diverse tutoring services, Teachers on Call was born.


Fostering a creative and harmonious environment to facilitate learning is what makes Teachers on Call a success story. Emphasizing open communication and focusing on the specific needs of each student rather than employing a “one size fits all” strategy has turned the company into the thirty year-strong institution it is today.


Read Jessica’s entire article on Village Living Magazine’s website here. You can learn more about Teachers on Call here.

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