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 see the list of 2019 winners listed below.
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
The submission period has now closed. Please see the list of 2019 Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award winners below.
2019 Submission Period:
April 8, 2019: submission period opens
June 10, 2019: submission due by 5:00PM EDT
July 31, 2019: winners notified
August 26, 2019: winners announced
Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), Vancouver BC
Program: Caring Neighbours
A community kitchen program that uniquely combines health, food and financial literacies and creates important social connections among vulnerable and socially isolated families, children and seniors. Participants come for the food and leave with a breadth of practical skills, including basic cooking skills, meal planning, household budgeting, social skills and an understanding of how to access the community services and resources available to them. This innovative program takes a basic human need, food, and creates a fun and accessible entry point into literacy and skills development to engage vulnerable and isolated families and individuals. Caring Neighbours has reached more than 1,500 individuals and has demonstrated marked success in building participants’ skills and knowledge, increasing healthy social connections, confidence and trust.
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.