Workplace Literacy and Learning Award

The Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning Award recognizes an individual or organization for their outstanding achievement in increasing workplace literacy and essential skills in their community.

The honour was established in 2010 to recognize the outstanding contribution of ABC Life Literacy Canada former board member and chair, Dr. Alan Middleton.

2017 - Futureworx
2016 - Eduardo Hilario, Kingsmill Foods Ltd.
2015 - Herman Hansen, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
2014 - Lynn Charlebois, City of Moncton's Workplace Education Program
2013 - Dr. Maurice Taylor, Academic/Researcher
2012 - Sandi Howell, Industry Workforce Development
2011 - Jeannie Spence, BC Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Society
2010 - Kevin Landry, Nova Scotia Partners for Workplace Education


Award Criteria:

Nominees can be individual employees or organizations, management, union representatives/members, government and literacy professionals involved in workplace literacy and essential skills. The honouree is selected by the staff and Board of ABC Life Literacy Canada as well as Dr. Alan Middleton. 
2017 Honoree:


Truro, NS


Futureworx is a Nova Scotia-based not-for-profit at the forefront of developing “soft skills” curricula and specializing in employment assistance programs and services. Since 1984, they have assisted over 10,000 individuals in successfully attaching to the labour force and they expect this number to continue to rise as they grow and develop new employment programs and strategies to meet their clients’ needs.


Futureworx is a contributor in the development of ABC Life Literacy Canada’s new UP Skills for Work program, contributing as a member of the Steering Committee. UP Skills for Work is aimed at helping learners develop the core employability skills identified by Futureworx as foundational for resilient, adaptable workers, effective training and increased labour market mobility.


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