Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards

The Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards began as The Lieutenant Governor’s Literacy Awards in 1998, and continued since 2003 through the generosity of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB). During her tenure as Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Trenholme Counsell focused on early childhood development, particularly early childhood literacy, in recognition of her life as a mother, family physician and New Brunswick’s first Minister of State for the Family, and later Minister of State for Family and Community Services. From 1997 to 2003 Her Honour delighted young children, parents and teachers by her Lieutenant Governor’s Story Hours, and by her children’s gallery at Old Government House. With the IODE and Les Dames d’Acadie, she succeeded in making Born to Read/Goût de lire a province-wide programme.

The Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the field of literacy and essential skills. The awards will honour New Brunswickers in the following categories:

Early Childhood Literacy

Community Literacy Programs

Individual Outstanding Contributions to Literacy

Business/Corporate Literacy Initiatives

Workplace Essential Skills

The 2014 Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards were presented on June 11, 2014 at Christ Church Cathedral Hall in Fredericton. The winners and their categories are below:

Workplace Essential Skills: City of Moncton. Early Childhood Literacy: Elementary Literacy Inc. Community Literacy Programs: Frye Festival Business/Corporate Literacy Initiatives: The McCain Foundation Outstanding Individual Contributions to Literacy: Diane Carmel Léger; Joan Somerville