Canada Post announced today that nominations for the 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards are being accepted until June 3, 2011. Nominations can be made in two categories: Individual Achievement and Educator.
Almost half of all Canadian adults (48%) have low literacy skills and less than 10 per cent of those who could benefit from literacy upgrading programs actually enroll. The effects of adult literacy are far-reaching and celebrate the people who make a difference in Canada’s literacy landscape.
Nominate a deserving individual or educator in one of the two categories:
- Individual Achievement Awards for those who have overcome literacy challenges ($300 prize)
- Educator Awards for educators who have demonstrated a commitment to adult literacy in their community ($500 prize).
Canada Post will announce finalists in late July and winners will be notified in September. Those interested can download nomination forms at canadapost.ca/literacyawards or they can send a request by mail to Canada Post at the following address: 2011 CANADA POST COMMUNITY LITERACY AWARDS, 2701 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, SUITE N0890 OTTAWA ON K1A 0B1.
About Canada Post and literacy
Canada Post has been a literacy advocate for almost two decades – from the Santa Letter-writing Program to the support of hundreds of community literacy groups. Established in 1993, the Canada Post Community Literacy Awards aim to discover and acknowledge the achievements of Canadians who have made a special effort or an important contribution to literacy. For more information, canadapost.ca/literacyawards
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