The Hackmatack Award was established in 1999 with young Atlantic Canadian readers in mind. Your support will help us achieve our mission:

  • To promote and advance reading and literacy among school-aged children in Atlantic Canada
  • To foster the development and appreciation of writing in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, in both official languages, through a reading program
  • To encourage a greater official public recognition of the work of Canadian writers
  • To ensure that children feel that their culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and geography are affirmed by the books they read.