Awards Ceremony

Date: Thursday, October 1

Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Awards Ceremony

About the Awards Banquet

Each year, in conjunction with the Symposium, Alberta's Community Adult Learning Program celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of its dedicated practitioners, staff and volunteers, and the impact our system makes in the lives of learners in our communities.

Adult Learner Speaker

One of the highlights of the Awards Banquet ceremony is hearing from an Adult Learner Speaker. As we celebrate our colleagues’ and their accomplishments, it is always powerful to remember why we do the work we do.


Awards presented include:

Community Learning Network's
Outstanding Contribution to Community Adult Learning Award

Each year, the CLN Board of Directors recognizes the achievements and dedication to community-based adult learning by presenting the Outstanding Contribution to Community Adult Learning Award at the Literacy and Learning Symposium.

The award is open to CALP-funded organizations, employees and board members. If you know of a CALP who has been exceptional throughout the 2019-20 year, please submit a nomination.

Nominations are now closed.

Centre for Family Literacy's
Ruth Hayden Family Literacy Practitioner Award

The late Dr. Ruth Hayden was an influential leader in the areas of emergent and family literacy in Alberta. Ruth worked tirelessly to advance the field of family literacy in Alberta and beyond. The Ruth Hayden Family Literacy Practitioner Award will be presented to an individual who has excelled in the field of family literacy, maintained a high quality of service to participants in their programs and the community, and shown a commitment to their own learning.

For the link to the nomination package information, please CLICK HERE. Please submit nominations by 4:30 pm on September 4th, 2020.

Council of the Federation Literacy Award

The Council of the Federation Literacy Award was created in 2004 by Canada's premiers to recognize literacy achievements in every province and territory. The award recognizes outstanding achievement, innovative practice and excellence in literacy.

Alberta has celebrated the achievements of learners and educators in the areas of community, family, Indigenous and workplace literacy. This year Alberta will continue to honour the hard work and commitment of a community organization that is helping adults to acquire and build on the literacy, foundational learning and/or essential skills they need to improve their lives.

For more information on the COF Literacy Award, please CLICK HERE. The nomination deadline for The Council of the Federation Literacy Award is now closed.