March 22, 2010 13:44 ET

Nominations for Canada Post Community Literacy Awards Now Open

Awards to recognize achievements of Canadians in literacy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) - Canada Post announced today that nominations for the 18th annual Canada Post Community Literacy Awards are now open. These awards recognize the achievements of Canadians who made important contributions to literacy in this country.

"An estimated 9 million Canadians between the ages of 16 and 65 are still struggling with literacy," says Anthony Wilson-Smith, vice-president, Communications. "These awards are designed to recognize the efforts—big or small—of Canadians throughout the country who overcome their personal challenges with literacy or who contribute to its advancement in their community." Since 1993, we have recognized hundreds of deserving Canadians from all over the country.

Nominations can be submitted in two categories:

  • Individual Achievements for those who have overcome literacy challenges ($300 prize)

  • Education Award for educators who have demonstrated a commitment to adult literacy in their community ($500 prize).

Canada Post must receive all nominations by May 21, 2010. The company will announce finalists in late July and will notify winners in August. Those interested can download nomination forms at or they can send a request by mail to Canada Post at the following address: 2010 CANADA POST LITERACY AWARDS, 2701 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, SUITE N1081 OTTAWA ON K1A 0B1.

About Canada Post and literacy

Canada Post has been a literacy advocate for almost two decades. From the Santa Letter-writing Program, to hundreds of community literacy groups, including La Dictée P.G.L., and the Canwest Canspell National Spelling Bee, Canada Post supports some of the most extensive literacy programs in the country. Established in 1993, the Canada Post Literacy Awards aims to discover and acknowledge the achievements of Canadians who have made a special effort or an important contribution to literacy. For more information,

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