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Nominations for the 2017 Canada's Premiers' Council of the Federation Literacy Award Now Open

Released on May 8, 2017

The Ministry of Education is now accepting nominations from Saskatchewan residents for the 2017 Canada’s Premiers’ Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

The Council of the Federation Literacy Award (COFLA) recognizes outstanding achievement, innovative practice and excellence in literacy in each of Canada’s provinces and territories.

This year’s award will honour an outstanding family literacy practitioner, early childhood worker, teacher, librarian or community educator who has contributed to the advancement of literacy in Saskatchewan.

“Family literacy practitioners and educators work with Saskatchewan families each and every day,” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Don Morgan said.  “It’s important that we use this opportunity to highlight and honour their work and contributions to strengthening family engagement in our province and increasing families’ capacity to support their children’s learning.”


Saskatchewan recognizes literacy champions by focusing on a different category every two years, rotating the award with literacy learners, literacy volunteers and literacy leaders.  Literacy volunteers were honoured in 2013 and again in 2014.  In 2015 and 2016, the award recognized community literacy leadership.

In 2017, Saskatchewan is recognizing an outstanding family literacy leader, who has provided significant contributions to the advancement of literacy in Saskatchewan through public awareness, program innovation and development, program delivery, research or innovation, or combination of these factors, directed at supporting literacy development of families and communities.

This year’s nomination deadline is June 16, 2017.  All nominations received on or before the deadline will be reviewed by an independent panel of literacy experts that will make their recommendation for Saskatchewan’s 2017 COFLA recipient.

The recipient of the 2017 COFLA will be announced and honoured in a presentation ceremony to take place in the fall.

To see the 2017 COFLA nomination guidelines, criteria, form and a list of previous award recipients, please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/government/heritage-honours-and-awards/council-of-the-federation-literacy-award.

For more information about the Council of the Federation, visit http://canadaspremiers.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Chris Hodges
Education
Regina
Phone: 306-787-1069
Email: chris.hodges@gov.sk.ca

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