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.
Established in 1998 by Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, former New Brunswick lieutenant-governor, senator, and past president of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB), these awards recognize outstanding achievements in the fields of literacy and essential skills. They are supported by funds generated by the Literacy Coalition’s annual Peter Gzowski (PGI) Literacy Dinner and Auction.
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
Outstanding Effort in Indigenous Literacy
Click here to see a list of the past recipients.
Click here to see the 2017 winners.
Click here to see the 2018 winners and read about the ceremony.
Click here to see the 2019 winners.
Click here to see the 2020 winners and watch the Zoom ceremony.
Click here to read about the 2022 ceremony.