Canada's premiers created the Council of the Federation Literacy Award medallion in order to bring recognition to outstanding achievement, innovative practice and excellence in literacy.
Thirteen Council of the Federation Literacy medallions are presented annually, one for each province and territory. The Council of the Federation Literacy Award covers the entire spectrum of the field, including family, Aboriginal, health, workplace and community literacy.
The award is given to recognize the excellence of educators, volunteers, learners, community organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and businesses.
Check back in the spring of 2017 for the next nomination package.
Audrey Lougheed was presented with the 2016 Council of the Federation Literacy Award in recognition for over 33 years of contributions to literacy, including serving as a tutor and board member at Yukon Learn Society.
To learn more about the award, visit www.canadaspremiers.ca/en/initiatives/46-the-council-of-the-federation-literacy-award.