Canada’s Premiers Announce 2021 Literacy Award Recipients

Canada’s Premiers Announce 2021 Literacy Award Recipients

OTTAWA, September 8, 2021 – On the occasion of International Literacy Day, Canada’s Premiers today announced the recipients of the 17th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award. Presented in each province and territory, the Award celebrates exceptional achievement, innovative practice and excellence in literacy.

The recipients of the 2021 Council of the Federation Literacy Award are:

The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) – Alberta
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society – British Columbia
Fatima Malika Auktaeva – Manitoba
Ashley King – Newfoundland and Labrador
Bob Stranach – New Brunswick
Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife – Northwest Territories
Debra Toney – Nova Scotia
Nunia Anoee – Nunavut
Summer Burton – Ontario
Ian Carr – Prince Edward Island
Yelli Coulibaly – Québec
Family Resource Centre Swift Current Inc. – Saskatchewan
Vera Brown – Yukon

Literacy is a fundamental skill, one that is crucial to families and communities, as well as the prosperity of the Canadian economy. Premiers extend their congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Council of the Federation Literacy Award. The hard work and achievements of this year’s recipients are truly deserving of this special recognition.

Premiers recognize the importance of literacy in enabling participation as a full and active citizen in all areas of society. Created in 2004, the Award celebrates adult learners who undertake literacy training, as well as the valuable contributions made by Canadians in the field of literacy, including family, Indigenous, health, workplace, and community literacy. The Award is presented to learners, educators, volunteers, community organizations, and businesses in each province and territory.

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.

The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships among governments, and show leadership on important issues that matter to Canadians.

For more information:

Loretta O’Connor
Executive Director
Council of the Federation Secretariat
Cell: (613) 863-8448
loretta@canadaspremiers.ca

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