FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, June 28, 2021—The Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors Canada) has announced that Nancy Foran of Toronto, Ontario, is the recipient of the 2021 Lee d’Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award.
Editors Canada began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. As Canada’s only national editorial association, today it serves as a hub for 1,300 members and affiliates nationwide.
The association’s strategic plan states that ‘Editors Canada will reflect Canada as it is today: linguistically, culturally and geographically.” One of the ways the association is following through on that is by offering clear communication in both English and French. Much of this is possible thanks to the volunteer translation group Foran oversees.
‘The translation group at Editors Canada is a vital component to fulfilling the needs as outlined in our Strategic Plan, to ‘offer all services in both languages’ and ‘have a better balance of services for francophone members,'” said the nominators.
‘We cannot aspire to be a truly bilingual organization without having a team in place to make sure all communications translations are accurate and comprehensive to include our francophone members along side our English-language members.”
Among the projects completed by the translation group are the French versions of The Volunteer Handbook (Manuel du bénévole) and The Committee Book (Manuel des comités). Together with the translation group, Foran is being recognized for helping to produce communication in both official languages that will inspire others to get involved in this volunteer-run association.
Established in 2010, the Editors Canada President’s Award for Volunteer Service recognizes outstanding service to the organization by member volunteers. From among the nominations received for the President’s Award, one nominee is selected to receive the Lee d’Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award. Recipients of the 2021 President’s Award for Volunteer Service are as follows.
Magalie Allard (Editors Québec)
Agnès André (Editors Québec)
Nicola Aquino (Editors Atlantic)
Marilyn Boake (Editors Calgary)
Charlene Deck (Editors Calgary)
Myriam Gagnon (Editors Québec)
Annette Gingrich (Editors British Columbia)
Becky Heaman (Editors British Columbia)
Lenore Hietkamp (Editors British Columbia)
Natalia Iwanek (Editors Toronto)
Ellen Keeble (Editors Toronto)
S. Robin Larin (Editors Hamilton-Halton)
Paul Neuviale (Editors Toronto)
Becky Noelle (Editors Calgary)
Sophie Pallotta (Editors Québec)
Adriana Paradiso (Editors Toronto)
Marie-Christine Payette (Editors Québec)
Lina Scarpellini (Editors Québec)
Carmen Siu (Editors Toronto)
Anna Williams (Editors Edmonton)
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About Editors Canada
Lee d’Anjou is a founding member of the Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada and remains a guiding force in the association now known as Editors Canada. She is a champion of professional standards of editing, a pioneer of the association’s certification program, and one of the association’s most recognized and outstanding volunteers.
Additional information about the President’s Award for Volunteer Service and the Lee d’Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award can be found on the Editors Canada website.
Editors Canada began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. In 1994, the word ‘Freelance” was dropped to reflect the association’s expanding focus to serve both freelance and in-house editors. As Canada’s only national editorial association, it is the hub for 1,300 members and affiliates, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, academic, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. The association’s professional development programs and services include professional certification, an annual conference, seminars, webinars, and networking with other associations. Editors Canada has five regional branches: British Columbia; Saskatchewan; Toronto; Ottawa–Gatineau; and Quebec, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Atlantic Canada, Barrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton-Halton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph and Manitoba.
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