About Us


Lives For Literacy is a volunteer youth-led not-for-profit organization on a mission to eliminate illiteracy in Canada and abroad.

We support over 800+ youth, a multitude of educators as well as Elders and seniors across the world.

Our Mission

To ensure that youth everywhere have the opportunity to acquire literacy skills that help them reach their full potential academically and economically.

Our Vision

A world where youth have access to education that is affordable, accessible and continuously available and that they are empowered to contribute to their own development, their communities and countries at large as tomorrow’s leaders.

Our Values

1. Include and respect diverse youth voices through equity, inclusion and accessibility

2. Empower and consult both learners, and educators in Canada and abroad

3. Foster national partnership and collaboration with other youth organizations

Our Ethos

Lives For Literacy Ethos

Our Founding Story

Lives For Literacy (L4L) was launched in 2020 by Yasmin Farah Peer, a World Literacy Foundation Ambassador from Quebec, Canada. After noticing the lack of literacy skills and resources for marginalized communities during the pandemic, she connected with fellow Ambassadors across the country and started a movement of students, youth and young professionals.


Check out our features in numerous mediums and news outlets about our impact making a difference!


Check out our latest and past events hosted by Lives For Literacy since inception. Catch up by watching the recordings on our YouTube Channel.

Support Us


L4L T-Shirt

Are you passionate about Lives For Literacy? Would you like to represent the organization in your community? This is a local-manufactured T-Shirt supporting BIPOC businesses especially during difficult times in Canada. Please note the T-shirts are UNISEX and available to all. Do not hesitate to email contact@livesforliteracy.org with Sizes and additional questions.