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Carol Risidore of the Literacy Group of Waterloo Region is the 2012 recipient of The Lana Faessler Outstanding Service Award
This award was presented at our annual conference in June.
Carol was nominated by her staff at The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region.
Carol took a lead role in LLO's Literacy Awareness Day at Queen's Park in Toronto where she and several students met with MPPs and other dignitaries to shine light on the need for continued support of literacy programs. She was featured in a recent Globe & Mail article highlighting the need for literacy. She also helped organize the 2010 AND 2011 LLO Conferences at Wilfrid Laurier University.
She was the Treasurer for Laubach Literacy Ontario. She also volunteered for Detention Centre teaching to inmates.
Carol continually takes courses to improve the agency's ability to meet the needs of the students. She has been instrumental in the implementation of the new MTCU curriculum framework and ensuring that the tutors and staff understand the new requirements. She is also currently taking a course in facilities management to better utilize the resources of the organization at both the Kitchener and Cambridge locations.
Jane Jackson honoured with the Lana Faessler Award as LLO celebrates 30 years at Annual Conference 2011
Jane was nominated by her staff who had this to say about her:
Jane started as a volunteer tutor in 1988. Jane became a volunteer Laubach tutor trainer in 1990. She continues to support the tutor training of our council as a volunteer supervisor trainer and tutor trainer.
Jane has volunteered many hours to working with many of the committees associated with the Laubach Literacy Ontario Board and North Bay Board of Directors.
Jane is always looking for new ways to help the council. Jane always networks, and in doing so has kept abreast of our changing community. Jane now uses social networking tools (ie. Face Book) to continuously raise our profile. Jane is always learning (i.e. learning about web pages to create a new and improved look) in order to make things better.
- 2010: Connie Morgan, Executive Director, Barrie Reading Council
- 2009: Sue Bannon, Executive Director, Midland Area Reading Council
- 2008: Margaret Maynard, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Niagara West
- 2007: Val Sadler, Executive Director, Hamilton Literacy Council
- 2006: Lana Faessler, Executive Director, Laubach Literacy Ontario
What does it take to qualify for the Lana Faessler Outstanding Service Award?
- The employee will be currently employed with the member council and have worked at their agency for a minimum of 5 years. The employee will have shown a dedication to their agency and to advancing the cause of literacy in their community.
- The employee will have generated initiatives in their community that raised awareness and/or funds for their agency.
- The employee will have also accrued volunteer hours over and above his/her work schedule through tutoring, training, public awareness campaigns, fund raising events or committee work.
- The employee has upgraded his/her skills as related to his/her daily work and/or their volunteer commitment.
- The member agency will submit a written nomination form with supporting documentation for claims of outstanding service, to the LLO board of directors.
- The nomination forms will be submitted by a predetermined date prior to the Annual General Meeting of LLO.
- An Ad Hoc committee will review all nominations submitted on time and determine the award winner. The winner will be announced at the LLO Annual Conference.
- The winner will receive a personal plaque declaring he/she is a winner of this award. The winner will keep this plaque.
- The nominating agency will be presented with a plaque announcing their winner. The agency will keep that plaque for one year and return it to the LLO office in time for LLO to present to the next year’s winner and their agency.
- A picture of the winner will be taken and used in the LLO newsletter and on the LLO website.
Watch for deadline information being announced sometime in the spring of 2013 for our 2013 awards.