The six recipients of the James Bartleman Awards with the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (centre), Chisanga Puta-Chekwe, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (right), and the Honourable James K. Bartleman, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (left).
Ontario is honouring the creativity of six young Aboriginal writers from across the province with the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award.
The James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award recognizes Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent.
Every year up to six Aboriginal students each receive the award of $2,500.
The award is named after the Honourable James Bartleman who was the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving from 2002 – 2007. Mr. Bartleman was the first Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The award was set up as a legacy to his efforts in promoting literacy among Aboriginal youth.
There are two age categories:
There are three geographic categories:
A junior and senior recipient is chosen from each geographic category. A maximum of six awards are presented each year.
You can submit online or download the form:
The deadline is May 31 each year. If May 31 falls on a weekend or holiday, submissions are accepted the following business day.
You may make your submission at any time. Eligible submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.
An independent selection committee of individuals from Aboriginal communities reviews the submissions and recommends the award recipients.
Recipients will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in the Legislative Building in Toronto.
Refer to the submission form to get more details about program requirements.
Mail: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor