The Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award honours innovation in the creation and delivery (or in the development, implementation and delivery) of adult literacy or adult-integrated family literacy programs delivered by a community organization in Canada. The adult-focused literacy program makes a positive contribution to the lives of the participants as well as the community and could serve as a model for other organizations to adapt.
There is one (1) top award of $20,000 and up to four (4) honourable mention awards in the amount of $5,000 each. The awards as granted can be invested into the program and/or applied to operating funds.
How To Apply:
Thank you for your interest in The Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award. Please review the complete application and frequently asked questions before submitting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Foire aux questions
Dossier de candidature
How to use the application form:
• Save the file on your computer as you work as “LIA2019application_YourOrganizationName”.
• Complete the highlighted sections. Note: you must work within the space allotted. The form will not accept additional text.
• Except for the Canadian Charitable Registration Number field (applicable only to charitable organizations), you must complete all fields.
E-mail your application to Allison Nichol Longtin, firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00PM EDT.
Your submission should include:
• Your completed application
• Two letters of recommendation or impact statements
2019 Submission Period:
April 8, 2019: submission period opens
June 10, 2019: submission due by 5:00PM EDT
July 31, 2019: winners notified
August 29, 2019: winners announced
Further Education Society of Alberta, Calgary AB
Program: New Beginnings: A Community Response to Parenting After Violence
A holistic, literacy and trauma-informed program that applies a literacy approach to working with families who have left intergenerational cycles of violence and domestic abuse. The program has demonstrated results in improving learners’ confidence in their parenting skills, an increase in literacy and essential skills as well as an overall increased interest in learning and community engagement. New Beginnings serves both families as well as shelter staff, improving access to important resources and supports. The Parenting After Violence (PAV) facilitator training was developed to prepare community workers to deliver the New Beginnings program to their clientele, expanding the reach of the program beyond shelters and bringing the learning directly to the learners.
Watch the webinar to learn more about New Beginnings.
About Our Sponsor
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, now the new Canada Life, have been major supporters of ABC Life Literacy Canada since 1999. Through their involvement with ABC Life Literacy Canada and other national literacy programs across the country, they are helping promote literacy and lifelong learning – key needs in helping many Canadians realize their potential at work, at home and in the community.
As an Imagine Canada Caring Company, they’ve supported the principles of corporate citizenship and benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada for more than three decades. In this time, they’ve contributed over $200 million in support of Canadian non-profit, charitable and community organizations.