Council of the Federation Literacy Award

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Nominations now open for 2016


Submissions must be received by 5:00 P.M. Friday, May 27, 2016.

Ontario is looking for an outstanding individual working in the literacy field who demonstrates exceptional collaborative efforts to create, implement or sustain innovative approaches to adult literacy that support adult learners to reach their goals.

To nominate a candidate and for more information, please download the Nomination Package.

Nominations can be submitted by mail, email or fax to:

Mario Bruyère
Senior Program Design and Development Analyst
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Strategic Policy and Programs Division
Programs Branch
23rd Floor, Mowat Block
900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M7A 1L2
Tel. 416-326-5862 Fax: 416-326-5653
Email: Mario.Bruyere@ontario.ca

About the award

The award recognizes outstanding achievement, innovative practices and excellence in literacy. Thirteen winners are chosen each year, one for each province and territory.

The 2016 provincial and territorial award recipients will be announced on International Literacy Day on September 8, 2016. For more information, please visit The Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Previous Winners


Ontario Award Rules

You can nominate yourself, another person, or a group that has demonstrated exceptional collaborative efforts to create, promote or implement innovative approaches to adult literacy that support adult learners to reach their goals. Nominees must:

  • Be an individual, team, or organization;
  • Reside or be based in Ontario;
  • Have been actively involved in activities in Ontario relating to this year’s award category in the last 18 months;
  • Have engaged in collaborative efforts to create, promote or implement innovative approaches to adult literacy that support adult learners to reach their goals.  These efforts could be related to topics including:
  • research;
  • program design;
  • the development of curriculum or learning activities;
  • program delivery/instruction;
  • service planning
  • service coordination;
  • learner transitions; or
  • program evaluation.

To be eligible, submissions must include:

  • A completed and signed nomination form;
  • A summary of the nominee’s achievements, outlining why they deserve to receive the award (no longer than 1,000 words); and,
  • At least one letter of support (no more than 500 words each). Letters must be from a former student, colleague, employer or someone else who can provide first hand insight into a nominee’s activities related to this category.

Submissions must be made as a complete package. Please type your submission or print clearly. Entries will be assessed based on the substance of the submissions and will not be assessed on quality of writing or grammar. Please do not send photographs, books, CDs, DVDs or other additional materials.

The winner will be contacted by the week of July 6, 2016 and must agree to accept the award at a presentation in an Ontario awards ceremony (date to be determined) and will be asked to sign a release and consent for promotional purposes.

Please submit your nominations by mail or fax or email to:

Mario Bruyère
Senior Program Design and Development Analyst
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Strategic Policy and Programs Division
Programs Branch
23rd Floor, Mowat Block
900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M7A 1L2
Tel. 416-326-5862 Fax: 416-326-5653
Email: mario.bruyere@ontario.ca

(Note: If submitting by email, please ensure original signature pages are scanned and included in nomination package.)


Submissions must be received by 5:00 P.M. Friday, May 27, 2016.