The Council of the Federation Literacy Award recognizes outstanding achievement, innovation and excellence in literacy in each of Canada’s provinces and territories. Annually, the award is presented to an individual or organization that currently contributes significant knowledge, time and/or expertise to assist literacy learners, communities and/or organizations.
This year’s award will recognize a not-for-profit organization that has made outstanding contributions to advancing literacy in Saskatchewan. The 2015 Saskatchewan call for nominations is open now until June 5, 2015. The guidelines and application forms are available at the bottom of this page.
Previous Saskatchewan Council of the Federation Literacy Award recipients are:
- 2014 - Edith Klassen, a volunteer literacy tutor who helps newcomers to the Lanigan area learn English.
- 2013 – Phyllis Jones, a volunteer literacy tutor committed to helping adult learners achieve their goals.
- 2012 - Gordon Li, a literacy learner dedicated to helping others achieve their literacy goals
- 2011 - Dr. Wei He, a literacy learner in Regina
- 2010 – Kim Newlove, a K-12 educator and literacy leader from Saskatoon
- 2009 – Dr. Margaret Lipp, former Literacy Commissioner and accomplished educator, administrator and literacy advocate from Regina
- 2008 – Irene Jacques, a First Nations Elder and literacy leader from Standing Buffalo First Nation, noted for promoting and establishing Aboriginal Literacy initiatives provincially and federally
- 2007 – Colleen Christopherson-Coté, a community literacy leader from Coronach
- 2006 – Carey Rigby-Wilcox, community literacy volunteer and children’s author from Saskatoon
- 2005 – Lynda Richards, literacy learner and entrepreneur from Swift Current
Information about the awards can be found on The Council of the Federation website.
Provincial Library and Literacy Office