Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

2019 Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award winners

2019 Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award winners

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.

2019 Top Award Winner: Receiving $20,000

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. Watch the webinar.

2019 Honourable Mention Winners: Receiving $5,000 each

Organization:

Program:

Individualized On-campus Post-Secondary Experience Network (IOPEN)

Organization:

Literal Change, Toronto ON

Program:

Literal Change Facility Program

Program:

Momentum’s Money Matters

Organization:

Program:

Discover Online Integrate Information Technology (DOI2T)

How To Apply:

Thank you for your interest in The Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award. The submission period is closed and 2019 winners have been announced.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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About Our Sponsor:

Canada Life logoCanada Life has been a major supporter 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.