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Geographic Literacy Award

Canadian Geographic Education, the educational network of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, is pleased to annually recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to geographic literacy in Canada with the Geographic Literacy Award.

Individuals in both the private and public sectors constantly make contributions to advancing geographic education throughout Canada. In a variety of roles and settings, dedicated individuals create and support programs, initiatives and events that improve and enhance geographic literacy among young Canadians. To read about the accomplishments of past winners please click here.

The Geographic Literacy Award consists of:

  • $1,250 is given to the recipient
  • $1,250 is given to a Canadian charitable organization of his/her choice
  • A trip to Ottawa to receive their award at 50 Sussex
  • A trip to Europe with EF Educational Tours on a Professional Development tour

If you know someone whom you think is eligible, please submit a nomination before September 30.

*Please note the selection process has recently been updated, please ensure you read the nomination details.*

The 2018 Geographic Literacy Award recipient is Rob Langston.
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How to nominate
To recognize and honour the contributions of a deserving Canadian geography educator.
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A complete listing of Geographic Literacy Award since its inception in 2000.

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