I would like to recognize the accomplishments of Carolyn Wilson, from London West. Carolyn is a global leader in media literacy, and is the Chair of the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnerships in Media and Information Literacy- GAPMIL.
Media and information literacy means that all citizens possess skills to analyse and evaluate the information the media present. GAPMIL was created to enhance research and training on Media and Information Literacy.
As a former journalist, I know firsthand how media and information literacy is essential in our communities. It is important we talk with young Canadians about what we watch, hear, and read.
I am proud to acknowledge the work of London’s own, Carolyn Wilson. Thanks to her leadership, GAPMIL has been at the forefront of this effort on the world stage.