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Lois Hole Memorial Literacy Awards

In 2007, the Centre for Family Literacy established the Lois Hole Memorial Literacy Awards in memory of our beloved patron, the Honourable Dr. Lois E. Hole.

Mrs. Hole had long been one of Alberta's strongest advocates for literacy. Whether reading Robert Munsch to a lively group of children or making a passionate speech to the leaders of our province or our nation, Mrs. Hole always championed literacy and education.

The Lois Hole Memorial Literacy Awards honour individuals, organizations, or businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to literacy in Alberta.

The awards are typically presented each January at the Centre's Leading with Literacy Breakfast, held in celebration of National Family Literacy Day.

Award Categories

Lois Hole Learner Awards

Adult Learner Award
– recognizing an outstanding individual in one of the Centre's adult literacy programs who has shown a commitment to his/her own learning.

Family Learner Award
– recognizing an outstanding individual or couple in one of the Centre's family literacy programs who has shown commitment to their own learning and that of their child(ren).

Lois Hole Community Leadership Award

– recognizing an outstanding individual, business or group who reflects the Centre's mission and values and has, through their efforts, demonstrated an ongoing commitment to family literacy in Alberta.

Congratulations to the nominees and recipients of the awards!

Because we couldn't host the Leading with Literacy Breakfast this year, we presented the awards at our virtual Annual General Meeting on May 18, 2021.

Adult Learner Award

  • Kelly Beeusaert

Family Learner Award

  • Minna Cai

Community Leadership Award

  • Nanette Jones

It is always wonderful to see the winners' acceptance speeches. To see the recording of the event, please click here. (Times are listed below the video - click "Show More".)

2021 Winners

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