Read all about it: Local literacy advocate Helen Domshy is the recipient of the 2015 Council of the Federation Literacy Award for B.C.
As Prince George’s Literacy Outreach Coordinator, Domshy has built community capacity by offering plain and clear language workshops, co-ordinating training for volunteer tutors and creating locally relevant programs for learners. She promotes a broad definition of literacy that empowers people in all aspects of their lives.
The Council of the Federation, which comprises all 13 provincial and territorial premiers, created the literacy award in 2004. The award is part of a larger strategy to foster best practices in literacy across the country. Each province and territory chooses a group or individual that has made a significant contribution to literacy. Award recipients receive a certificate, signed by the premier of their province or territory, a Council of the Federation Literacy Award medallion and $300.