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Pacific Immigrant Resources Society wins top place in the Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

August 28, 2021

ABC Life Literacy Canada is pleased to announce the top and honourable mention winners of the 2021 Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award (LIA). The annual award recognizes organizations that develop and implement innovative adult literacy skills programs in communities across Canada.

The LIA top award will be given to Pacific Immigrant Resources Society along with $20,000, which the organization can use towards future programming. In addition to the top winner, four honourable mention winners will each receive $5,000.

Each of the winners have demonstrated that their program has made a positive contribution to the lives of their adult learners as well as the community, and also serves as a model for other organizations to adapt.

“We were so thrilled to see all of the amazing submissions this year and to read about the tremendous impact that the literacy field is having on the lives of Canadians,” says Elizabeth Robinson, Director of Programs at ABC Life Literacy Canada. “We are very grateful to Canada Life for their ongoing support of this award, which helps the literacy field continue their great work to help adult learners improve their literacy skills and provides an opportunity to share best practices in the community.”

Since its inception in 2012, 50 LIAs have been awarded to literacy organizations across the country (10 top awards and 40 honourable mention awards), representing $400,000 in funding for the field.

“We’re proud to help ABC Life Literacy Canada recognize these dedicated community organizations for the work they’re doing to improve adult literacy skills and equip learners across Canada for future success,” said Debbie Down, Director, Community Relations at Canada Life. “The Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award is about recognizing the need for these programs and the positive impact they make in their communities. Congratulations to Pacific Immigrant Resources Society and each of the honourable mention winners.”

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