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"Everyone has a voice deep down inside them, a voice that says “shine”. Some have loud voices, while some have quiet ones. Some people’s voice is so quiet they never get to hear it, while those that do may choose not to listen. Unfortunately, only a few decide to act on this voice, the stars who influence others to listen themselves."
Find your Little Voice

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Dream BIG on June 5th!

Two years ago I set out to write a story I hoped would inspire all those who would read it. My book, however, was just the beginning. My goal was and is to create a movement that will positively impact my community. By speaking at events and sharing my story, my goal has been to inspire children and adults alike to be proud of who they are while reminding them to chase their dreams.

Since December 2014, when I first published Little Voice, I have used this platform to give back in any possible way I can; whether it has been by donating books to schools or organizations like CHEO and the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, or by donating my time to speak to kids at the Proud to be Me Fun Day. I also created the Forget Me Not Project, a project that donates a portion of every book sale to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, a cause I hold extremely dear to my heart and have pursued in honour of my grandmother. How does it all relate? Well, my story encourages people to listen to their little voice and the Forget me Not Project reminds people of a disease that regrettably takes this little voice away from many people in our communities and country.

This upcoming June, I am hosting an event that I hope will combine both my desire to inspire and my love of volunteering to create a day where people can interact with the tremendous amount of inspiration in our city all while supporting our local chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa.

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Little Voice & the GCWCC

Like many entrepreneurs, Little Voice’s author and illustrator both work full time while pursuing their dream of sharing their story and message!

“Sometimes it’s hard when all you want to do is come home and take a nap but know you have a million other things that need your attention. Our little voices definitely help keep us motivated in achieving our dreams; though we work day and night to achieve our success, we wouldn’t have it any other way! The moment we see someone post our book or send us a message about how inspired they were is the moment we realize all our hard work has been worth it! We eventually become more determined and inspired to keep on working so that we may continue to share our message with others!” – Amanda Bernardo, Author

On top of running the Little Voice’s publication AND their day jobs, Amanda and Samantha also make sure to give back to their communities!

“We volunteer as often as we can, whether it be by promoting local causes or organizations, volunteering, raising awareness or simply making donations; giving back to our community is at the forefront of Little Voice.” – Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor, Illustrator

Amanda and Samantha  developed the Little Voice Forget Me Not Project to raise awareness and funds in support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. They also give back through their #30BooksFundraiser and by volunteering their time at local schools and organizations!

It was only natural that their hard work ethic and passion to give back led them to work with this year’s GCWCC Campaign.

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La petite voix Pre-Order Contest

Have you pre-ordered your copy of La petite voix?

The Little Voice team is extremely excited to launch the translation of our story this upcoming Fall! With publishing just around the corner, our pre-order campaign is now underway. For a limited time only, you can pre-order a copy of La petite voix for $15.

But that’s not at all …

If Little Voice receives 100 pre-orders by August 31st, 2015, you could win your very own Reading Companion!

By pre-ordering a copy of La petite voix, your name could be entered to win a Little Voice Reading Companion by The Whimsical Tot – valued at over $120 CA.

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eTALK & Starbucks Spotlight on Little Voice

eTALK and Starbucks Canada shine the spotlight on Little Voice and their efforts to give back to their community!

The #GiveBack Campaign invited people across Canada to share their stories on how they give back to their community!

twitter eTALKLittle Voice’s author Amanda Bernardo shared her story and fundraising efforts behind the Little Voice Forget Me Not Project, a project which donates a portion of each book sale to the Alzheimer Society of Canada while engaging in specific local fundraising events to support the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County!

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Inspiring the Next Generation

Little Voice was extremely honoured to take part in this year’s Proud to be Me Fun Day! Held this past Monday on June 1st, the Proud to be Me Fun Day invited 150 kids to Funhaven to offer them an inspirational day filled with workshops, guest speakers, activities and of course … a whole lot of FUN!

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The day could not have been made possible without the amazing volunteers and organizers behind the Proud to be Me not-for-profit organization! Proud to be Me is all about empowerment, not just for kids, but for everyone! 100% of all donations and sponsorships go right back into our community to host many more motivational days such as this!

Little Voice donated 30% of all books sales on this very special day back to Proud to be Me with the hopes of continuing to raise funds for many great upcoming events!

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Proud to be Me

Little Voice is very excited to be a part of the June 1st Proud to be Me Fun Day!

The Little Voice message is one in which promotes individuality, creativity, confidence and ambition. We strive to create an impact with our story by encouraging people to be proud of who they are, confident in their actions and ambitious with the goals they strive to chase after. When the Proud to be Me foundation reached out to Little Voice to join their event, we were thrilled to accept their invitation and even more excited to work with an organization that believed in our message as much as we do!

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Little Voice on CTV Morning Live

A BIG thank you to Lianne Laing for featuring
Little Voice on CTV Morning Live today!

Little Voice on CTV Morning with Lianne Laing

Live from the capital’s historic Byward Market, we were happy to join the CTV Morning
staff in starting off our day and sharing our story!

Watch the full segment here!

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Thank you again for having us CTV, we hope to be back soon!

Chapters Launch + Giveaway

Thank you so much to all those who attended our Chapters South Keys Launch!

We were thrilled to meet and greet with so many new faces this past Sunday at our Chapters  launch! The staff made our event a truly memorable one and we look forward to now sharing our story at their location!

But that’s not all …

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My Little Voice inspires me…

chapters event contest

That’s right book lovers, we have a contest that’s perfect for YOU!

With our March 15th Chapters Launch fast approaching, we wanted to create a contest that combines our love for reading, the inspiration found in our book AND the newest home of Little Voice!

The contest is simple:

1. Take a photo of yourself demonstrating how your own little voice inspires you;
2. Share this photo with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram; and
3. Be sure to tag Little Voice and hashtag:

#MyLittleVoice

Each photo will grant you one entry into our grand draw giveaway! Photos taken live from our March 15th event will also qualify – so…

Join us then and have your cameras ready!


Official Rules:

1.The #MyLittleVoice Contest (the “Contest”) starts at 9:00:00 a.m. on Friday February 27th, 2015 (the “Contest Start Date”) and ends at 11:59:59 pm on Sunday March 15th, 2015 (the “Contest Period”). All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST);
2. The Contest is open to all of Canada and the United States;
3. To participate in this contest, you must be following Little Voice on either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to qualify.

Photo Entry Rules:

4. Your photo entry must:
a) show how your little voice inspires you;
b) be posted directly to your social media account and include the designated hashtag and tag @LittleVoiceBook;
c) be your original creation, and be a photograph taken solely by you. Reproducing, modifying, enhancing or altering a third party’s pre-existing work does not qualify as your original creation;
d) not have been published previously, used commercially, submitted to another competition or contest, or won any other award;
e) be in “good taste” and in keeping Little Voice’s brand image and must not be explicit or offensive, as determined by Little Voice, in its sole and absolute discretion; and
f) not be libelous, threatening or harassing.