Council of the Federation Literacy Award
Each year, the Council of the Federation Literacy Award recognizes achievements in literacy in every province and territory. The award covers the spectrum of literacy, including family, Aboriginal, health, workplace and community literacy and recognizes the excellence of educators, volunteers, learners, and community organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and businesses in each province and territory.
Nominations for 2017 must be postmarked by June 12.
Selected winner is notified in August. An award ceremony is held in September.
How do I make a nomination?
You can nominate a person, organization or business who:
- lives in or is located in Prince Edward Island;
- has demonstrated leadership in the field of literacy;
- has inspired others; and
- has demonstrated a commitment to lifelong literacy.
What do I need to provide?
You will need to provide (1) a completed nomination form, (2) an outline, which is no more than two typewritten pages, that describes specific examples of the following:
- how the nominee has demonstrated leadership in the field of literacy;;
- how the nominee has inspired others;
- awards and/or recognition received;
- and the nominee's commitment to lifelong learning.
(3) Three letters of support :
- one of the two letters must be from a person, organization, business, learning institution or government body who can validate the nominee's contributions; and
- one from another person who has been inspired by the nominee.
Letters of support must be no more than two typewritten pages and provide specific examples describing:
- why the nominee deserves the award,
- how the nominee has demonstrated leadership in the field of literacy; and
- the nominee's commitment to lifelong learning.
Please send nomination form, outline and letters of support to:
Grant Sweet, Director of Training
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 620-3980
Fax: (902) 368-6144
Previous PEI Literacy Award Recipients
2016 - Jean Ellsworth
2015 - Wilfrid Augustine
2014 - Marsha Bernard
2013 - Aleisha DeRoche
2012 - Terry Affleck
2011 - Joan MacFarlane
2010 - Trout River Industries
2009 - Workplace Learning PEI Inc.
2008 - PEI Literacy Alliance
2007 - Tom Gallant
2006 - Ann Morrison
2005 - Dianne Smith