Awards

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

Award Nomination Forms

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

2018 Recipient – 541 Eatery and Exchange


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.

More information about the Kim Brooks Memorial Lifelong Learning Award

2018 Recipient – Royal Botanical Gardens


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

2018 Recipients

Khaled Aslamzada, Hamilton Literacy Council
Michael Lowden, Mohawk College – Academic Upgrading
Mark Ponekovic – Hill Park Learning Centre
Ashley Saunders – Hamilton Regional Indian Centre


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.

2018 Recipients – Stephen Scrutton, Mohawk College and Richard Doelle, Hamilton Literacy CouncilĀ 


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).

2018 Recipient – Lory Ann Protulipac


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).

2018 Recipient – St. Martin’s Manor Young Parent, Infant & Children’s Centre


Past Recipients

List of past award recipients.


Award Nomination Forms

All nominations are open January 1st and are due February 28th (links are active during this time).

The Kim Brooks Memorial Lifelong Learning Award
The Hamilton Spectator Adult Learner Literacy Award
The Excellence in Adult Teaching Award
The CIBC World Markets Children’s Foundation Individual Early Literacy Education Award
The Agency Early Literacy Education Award