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September 3, 2004
Media Advisory: City of Toronto, Canada Post and Literacy Groups celebrate International Literacy Day with Ontario winners of Canada Post 12th Annual Literacy Awards
Councillor Maria Augimeri (Chair, Language Equity and Literacy Working Group),
the Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy and Canada Post will celebrate
International Literacy Day. Join us to hear inspiring stories of literacy
success and celebrate the Ontario winners of the 12th Annual Canada Post
Literacy Awards.

Date: Wednesday, September 8
Time: Noon - 2 p.m.
Location: Toronto City Hall, Members' Lounge, 100 Queen St. W.

Awards will be presented to individuals who have excelled in the following
literacy categories:
· Educator
· Individual Achievement - English
· Individual Achievement - French
· Community Leadership (two recipients)

The Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy is a community coalition that focuses
on the promotion of action on literacy, training and resources for literacy
workers, facilitating literacy community planning, public awareness and
community education.

Toronto City Council has established a Working Group on Language Equity and
Literacy to provide advice to City Council. City Council proclaimed
"International Literacy Decades" from 1990-2010 to work towards the elimination
of illiteracy in Toronto.

Canada Post is proud to support literacy as its corporate cause of choice. The
Canada Post Literacy Awards were established more than a decade ago to discover
and acknowledge the achievements of Canadians who have made a special effort or
an important contribution to literacy.

Sponsors of the 2004 Literacy Awards include: Scotiabank, the National Literacy
Secretariat, the Lowe-Martin Group, National Post, Maclean's Magazine, Les
Affaires, MDG Computers Canada, the Canadian Community Newspapers Association,
and Les Hebdos du Québec.

Media contacts:
Priscilla Cranley, Diversity Management and Community Engagement, Strategic and
Corporate Policy, Chief Administrator's Office,
Sandra Chiovitti, Communications, Canada Post, 905-214-9299
Katrina Grieve, Interim Executive Director, Metro Toronto Movement for
Literacy, 416-961-4013



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