Canada Post Community Literacy Awards

Canada Post Community Literacy Awards

September 07, 2007 13:29 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Canada Post Congratulates Edmonton's Literacy Hero

Attention Assignment, City, Family and Photo editors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2007) -



What: Canada Post Community Literacy Award Presentation

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2006 - 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Canada Post Business Centre
10465 80 Avenue

Who: John Edward Mills
Winner of a 2007 Canada Post Community Literacy Award
For Individual Achievement

Pat Coyle
Retail Business Manager
Canada Post


Literacy - the ability to read and comprehend the written word - is an issue that directly impacts every Canadian regardless of gender, age or wealth. The challenge to improve literacy performance among Canadians is one that many individuals and educators have embraced. Their dedication and commitment to literacy is inspiring and their leadership has contributed in a major way to improving the Canadian literacy landscape. Canada Post has been a proud supporter of literacy for over a decade and actively promotes reading and writing through national initiatives such as its popular Santa Letter-writing Program and these Canada Post Community Literacy Awards.

The Canada Post Community Literacy Awards were established to highlight and celebrate the achievements of Canadians - like John Mills of Edmonton - who are making a special effort or an important contribution to literacy.

John Mills' journey began when he took his first tentative steps from a path of hopeless self-destruction to one of dreams and aspirations. "A dream," he says, "is only as big as you make it."

Please join us in the celebration of our local literacy hero!

Contact Information

  • Pat Coyle
    Area Business Manager
    780-944-3005
    or
    Sandra Sobko
    Media & Community Affairs
    403-974-2191