Council of the Federation Literacy Award

As a way to promote literacy across Canada, the Premiers created a Council of the Federation (COF) Literacy Award medallion. This award recognizes 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 2018 Call for Nominations will open in March.

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2017 Winner

Project Literacy Kelowna    

British Columbia’s oldest independent literacy organization was awarded the Council of the Federation Literacy Award on September 8, for its work to develop literacy skills and build community ties throughout the Central Okanagan Region.

Project Literacy Kelowna Society provides free tutoring in reading, writing, language proficiency, digital literacy, mathematics and financial literacy, with the help of 150 dedicated volunteers. Since the organization opened its doors in 1986, the training it has provided has helped more than 6,000 residents from different national and cultural backgrounds enhance their literacy skills.