Awards

The ABEA presents the annual Leaders in Literacy Awards at our annual Leaders in Literacy Breakfast in June.

Please see the nomination form to submit a nomination by Mar 31st.

Award Descriptions and Current Winners

The Lynne Livingstone Memorial Award

This award is presented by the staff of ABEA in memory of a friend and dedicated supporter of the Adult Basic Education Association. This award will be given to those who exemplify the dedication, support and caring nature of Lynne Livingstone.

More information about the Lynne Livingstone Memorial Award

2019 Recipient – Jim Mackrory


The Kim Brooks Memorial Lifelong Learning Award (sponsored by friends of ABEA)

This award is in memory of an outstanding supporter of lifelong learning and a friend of ABEA.  This award is open to anyone 18 years and older, living in the city of Hamilton, or to any agency/business working within Hamilton, who has a long and outstanding commitment to lifelong learning and has been

  • involved in lifelong learning as a participant, or
  • a driving force of lifelong learning programs in the workplace, or
  • the driving force of lifelong learning programs for the public

More information about the Kim Brooks Memorial Lifelong Learning Award

2019 Recipient – Hamilton Regional Indian Centre – Native Learning Centre 


The Hamilton Spectator Adult Learner Literacy Award

This award celebrates the achievements of adult learners who exemplify the spirit of lifelong learning. These learners must be 19 years of age or older and meet one of the following criteria

  • a current learner who shows commitment, leadership and success in moving towards their goal
  • a former learner who has shown success since leaving the program
  • a group of current learners who show commitment leadership and success as a group

Each Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program in Hamilton can nominate one learner.  All learners will be recognized at the Leaders in Literacy Breakfast.

2019 Recipients

Janet Lynch-Johnson, Hamilton Literacy Council
Tracy McAloney, St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education Centres
Kemoko Koulibaly, Collège Boréal


The Excellence in Adult Teaching Award (sponsored by friends of ABEA)

This award is given in recognition of outstanding commitment and dedication by a paid teacher/instructor in the field of adult literacy and basic education within Hamilton.

2019 Recipient – Wael Ghali, Immigrant Working Centre  


The CIBC World Markets Children’s Foundation Individual Early Literacy Education Award

This award was established in 2006 to recognize excellence by an individual involved in early literacy education (ages 0-6).

2019 Recipient – Lindsay Murray 


The Agency Early Literacy Education Award (sponsored by friends of ABEA)

This award was established in 2006 to recognize excellence by an agency involved in early literacy education (ages 0-6).

2019 Recipient – Hamilton’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library


Past Recipients

List of past award recipients.