OTTAWA – Canada Post has once again honoured the efforts of 24 deserving people from across the country with the Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards. The Awards, which launched in 2004, acknowledge the hard work and drive required to continue education following an absence from formal schooling.

Applicants must have resumed studies after at least 12 months away from the education system. The winners of the $1,000 annual prize are chosen by a jury of representatives of Canada Post and one Aboriginal community member.

“Canada Post is proud to recognize these 24 individuals for their dedication to self-improvement through education,” says Brad Smith, Interim Lead Executive of Human Resources at Canada Post. “Their hard work is honourable and we hope they continue their pursuit of learning.”

The 2012 recipients are: