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Toronto, Sep 10 (Canadian-Media): The Council of the Federation Literacy Award (CFLA) -- recognizing the important role played by literacy allowing the participation of Canadian citizens in all areas of society – was created by Premiers in 2004 and celebrates adult literacy training and the contributions made by Canadians in the field of literacy, including family, Aboriginal, health, workplace, and community literacy, media reports said.
The Council of the Federation Literacy Award: Image credit: canadapremiers.ca
Educators, volunteers, learners, community organizations, non-governmental organizations and businesses in each province and territory had nominated for CFLA.
Separate criteria for award categories, nomination processes, selection processes and evaluation are followed by each province and territory and administers its own award.
Recipients from all 13 provinces and territories of the 13th annual CFLA were announced last week to celebrate outstanding achievement, innovative practice, and excellence in literacy.
The recipients of the 2017 Council of the Federation Literacy Award are: Lethbridge Public Library from Alberta; Project Literacy Kelowna Society from British Columbia; Christian Haines from Manitoba; Rosalie Simon from Newfoundland and Labrador; Lise Beaulieu from New Brunswick; Howard Lane from New Brunswick; Scott Atigikyoak from Northwest Territories; Jocelyne Boutilier from Nova Scotia; Elizabeth Dean from Nunavut; The LearningHUB from Ontario; Shawn Stewart from Prince Edward Island; La Fondation pour l’alphabétisation from Québec; Marilyn Stearns from Saskatchewan; and Peter Morawsky from Yukon.
Each Award recipient receives a certificate, signed by the Premier of their province or territory, as well as a Council of the Federation Literacy Award medallion.
“I am pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2017 Council of the Federation Literacy Award,” said Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta and Chair of the Council of the Federation. “The hard work and achievements of this year’s recipients, all of whom have shown an exceptional commitment to literacy, are truly deserving of this recognition.”
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)