ASCY/Community Projects

ASCY takes great pride in partnering with other agencies, organizations and groups in the community in its mandate to support the development and well-being of children and youth in Hamilton.

Over time, ASCY has provided and continues to provide administrative and infrastructure support to numerous projects, initiatives and community committees. The lifespan of a project is dependant upon the project goals and financial resources available and may be short-term for one or two years or for multiple years.

In this section, we will share information on the key community projects in which ASCY is currently involved.

Read To Your Baby (RTYB)

ASCY in partnership with Early Literacy Hamilton gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Telling Tales and the past contributions of Hamilton Community Foundation and ArcelorMittal Dofasco for their financial support of the Read To Your Baby project. This project gifts board books to children at their 18-month physical check-up.  During this visit, health practitioners talk about how important it is for parents to read to their baby.  Parents are then provided with a daily prescription to read along with a new board book to share with their child, plus an invitation to obtain a local library card for their child.  Currently, there are 240 physicians across Hamilton involved in the Read To Your Baby project.  RTYB continues to expand with the hope of reaching all physicians in our community who serve young families.

Medical clinics in need of more books, please contact Evette Sauriol at 905-574-6876 ex. 234 or by email at

Read To Your Baby is one of many projects organized by Early Literacy Hamilton; a community-wide collaboration of partners who share the goal of improving literacy in children.

Telling Tales brings together authors and children and their families for a free, one day, outdoor festival that has been entertaining families since 2009.  The 10th annual festival is on Sunday, September 16th at Westfield Heritage Village.




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