Call for Nominations for Council of the Federation Literacy Award

The Council of the Federation Literacy Award is given out each year to adult learners in each province and territory, who have been for demonstrating the learning and leadership progress in their community, workplace or school.

Nova Scotia is asking citizens to nominate individuals for the award, to be recognized at a national level for outstanding achievements, contributions, innovative practices and excellence in literacy. The winner is chosen by a review committee based on individuals demonstration of these characteristics.

“Literacy has the power to change lives”

The award is also given out in recognition of the important role literacy plays in the social and economic health of Canadians.

“Literacy has the power to change lives,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I greatly respect those who are working hard to improve their literacy for themselves and their families. These new skills build confidence and open doors to more of the education and employment opportunities our province has to offer.”

In the fall, a ceremony for the winner of the award will be held, and Premier Stephen McNeil will present them with a medallion and a certificate of merit.

Nomination forms are available at or by calling, toll free, 1-877-goNSSAL (466-7725). The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 17.