Frequently Asked Questions (Canada Edition)

Read Across Canada Virtual Challenge
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!

♥ Who can sign up for Mind Growth Education?
→ Whoever wants to get their child, children or students motivated to read.
→ Whoever wants to encourage independent reading time.
→ Students, parents, tutors, librarians, homeschool and classroom teachers, schools, book clubs…You get the picture!
→ Also available in French! Great for those in French Immersion too!

♥ How does your reading log challenge work?
Participants records the number of minutes they’ve read at home or in their classroom on a daily basis by signing into their Mind Growth Education account. The program automatically converts the participant’s minutes into kilometres and advances the participant on their adventure across Canada, through various towns and cities to form a route that spans from Victoria, BC to through every province in the lower part of Canada, and back again, through the higher part of Canada, which ends in Whitehorse, Yukon. Every time a participant arrives at one of the major points on their adventure, a little blurb pops up with educational facts about that city or town. The participant also gets to earn badges as they progress on their reading journey.

♥ How long does the challenge take to complete?

Well that depends on the amount of minutes read a day and the level of difficulty. Put it this way…
Advanced level: 1 minute read = 4 kilometres…  it would take the student 3,029 minutes to complete the challenge (therefore, approximately 151 days of reading).
Standard level: 1 minute read = 8 kilometres… it would take the student 1,514 minutes to complete the challenge (therefore, approximately 76 days of reading).
Beginner level: 1 minute read = 12 kilometres… it would take the student 1,010 minutes to complete the challenge (therefore, approximately 51 days of reading).

N.B. Our calculations were based on 20 minutes of reading a day and just to give you a general idea of what to assign your child. A child who will read for more than 20 minutes at a time, well that child can do the advanced level, a child who will only read 20 minutes at a time, well that child can do the standard level and a child that is less motivated or has difficulty reading and 20 minutes is the max, well that child can do the beginner level. Keep in mind, you can change the level of difficulty throughout the year, as you wish. Another factor to think about is how long you want the challenge to last…

♥ When can I register my child for the challenge?
Registrations are now open so feel free to sign up.

♥ How long does the challenge go for?
You get to choose how many weeks you want to aim to complete the challenge from 1 week to 12 months. This goal can be easily changed at any time if you want to extend or shorten it.

And you can change this goal as many times as you like during the event.

♥  From which countries do you accept entries from?

We warmly welcome entries from Canada and the US at this time!

♥ How do I manage my reading challenge?
Once you sign up, you will have access to a user dashboard where you can manage all aspects of the challenge.

♥ How much does it cost to enter?
$34.95 + tax per participant
→ Entry into the challenge
→ Stunning finisher’s wooden medal
→ Printable badges along the way
→ Plant 4 real trees
→ Track progress on the Canadian map
→ Learn fun facts about Canada as you progress
→ Gain access to our digital library
→ Personalized digital certificate of completion
→ Medal sent to you upon completion