2008 News Releases
Dec. 18, 2008
Send Santa's letters now!"Santa reminds children all across Canada they need to send their letters to him now! ..."
Dec. 17, 2008
Canada Post and Canadian Tire team up to reduce slips and falls during icy winter weather"In a dedicated effort to lower the number of accidents and injuries to postal workers and all Canadians this winter, Canada Post is joining forces with Canadian Tire to launch an unprecedented public awareness campaign. ..."
Dec. 17, 2008
Canada Post warns Canadians about non-mailable matter"That perfect gift for that special someone could become the perfect nightmare for the people charged with delivering it. ..."
Dec. 15, 2008
Statement by Canada Post regarding ratification vote process and results"After receiving complaints from employees about notification of voting and voting procedures, Canada Post will ask the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to review the ratification vote held by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). ..."
Dec. 9, 2008
Behind every successful speller is an encouraging teacher
Educators from coast-to-coast help students prepare for their moment on the spelling stageTeachers from across the country are dusting off their dictionaries in preparation for the upcoming 2009 Canwest Canspell National Spelling Bee season.
Nov. 29, 2008
Are you on someone's holiday season 're-gift' list this year?Many Canadians are already searching for the perfect gift for friends and loved ones on their holiday season shopping list but a new survey reveals that for a substantial number of Canadians, the revered tradition of holiday gift-giving may also include the dubious practice of ''re-gifting.''
Nov. 25, 2008
Canada Post confirms mail continues to be deliveredCanada Post today confirmed that the labour disruption that began November 17 by the Union of Postal Communications Employees (UPCE) continues to have minimal impact on Canada Post's customers. Over 250 million pieces of mail have been delivered since the strike began.
Nov. 16, 2008
Canada Post presents final offer to UPCE-PSACCanada Post today presented a final offer to the Union of Postal Communications Employees (UPCE), in an attempt to avert a strike that could begin as early as tomorrow. Talks between Canada Post and the UPCE, part of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) broke off last week.
Nov. 14, 2008
Ready now or not even started, Canada Post can get your holiday season packages and cards delivered on timeWith the busy holiday season upon us, Canadians will be turning to Canada Post for fast and reliable delivery solutions to get their packages and cards down the street, across the country or around the world before Santa arrives.
Nov. 14, 2008
This holiday season the post office is there when you're ready to ship
Canada Post offers a variety of mailing deadlines to ensure holiday deliveries arrive on timeNo matter where or when you need to get those special cards, gifts and packages delivered during the holiday season, Canada Post has a fast and reliable solution for you.
Nov. 13, 2008
Canada Post reassures Canadians that mail delivery will continueCanada Post wants to reassure its customers that mail delivery will be unaffected by any labour disruption by the Union of Postal Communications Employees (UPCE)
Nov. 12, 2008
The elves at Canada Post are ready to deliver to Santa!
Post office invites young Canadians to send letters, emails to the North PoleNo one loves writing letters to Santa Claus more than Canadian boys and girls, and Canada Post is inviting kids across the country to put pen to paper again this year!
Nov. 7, 2008
Canada Post helps Best Buy Canada Ltd. go green with epost!Canada Post today announced it has entered into an agreement with Best Buy Canada Ltd. to offer online payroll notices to more than 22,000 Best Buy and Future Shop employees across Canada as well at its corporate headquarters in Burnaby.
Nov. 3, 2008
Canada Post celebrates Christmas with Winter FunAs the first snowflakes make their way to the ground they bring with them the joy of winter. Children radiate with excitement as they adorn hats, mittens and scarves to enjoy the long-awaited Canadian winter
Oct. 30, 2008
Canada Post disappointed with union's response to contract offerCanada Post was disappointed today when the Union of Postal Communications employees (UPCE) rejected the company's latest global offer.
Oct. 20, 2008
Canada Post will continue program of free delivery to deployed troopsCanada Post announced today it will continue providing free delivery of letters and parcels from family and friends to Canadian troops deployed in Afghanistan and elsewhere overseas.
Oct. 15, 2008
Canada Post Foundation for Mental HealthCanada Post has issued a new stamp that encourages all Canadians to show their support for the one in five Canadians who suffer from mental illness. With the sale of each Mental Health fundraising stamp book, one dollar will be donated to the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. The stamp's issue date coincides with the start of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), which Canada Post sponsors.
Oct. 15, 2008
Canada Post marks the XII Summit of la Francophonie with a stampThe XII Summit of la Francophonie - a gathering of representatives from more than 60 countries to discuss common issues - will take place from October 17 to 19 in Québec City. Canada Post will mark this significant event with a new domestic rate (52¢) stamp.
Oct. 3, 2008
We're a Top 100 Company for the third year in a row!Canada Post has again been chosen as one of Canada's Top 100 employers by Mediacorp, which selected the 100 out of 16,000 companies invited to participate. This was after Mediacorp reviewed recruitment histories for nearly 75,000 Canadian firms before deciding whom to invite.
Oct. 1, 2008
October is Stamp Collecting Month
Canada Post takes flight with Endangered Species stampsTo complete the three-year Endangered Species series, Canada Post will issue the final set of domestic rate stamps (52-cents) showcasing Canadian air creatures at risk of extinction.
Sept. 8, 2008
Canada Post makes submission to Strategic Review panel - Reinforces service commitment to CanadiansCanada Post has delivered its submission to the Strategic Review Panel. The submission highlights the company's achievements and challenges, and makes recommendations that will allow Canada Post to fulfill its enduring service promise to Canadians and meet its requirement to be financially self-sustainable.
Sept. 8, 2008
Canada Post revs up with new McLaughlin stampToday, Canada Post will issue a domestic rate (52¢) stamp celebrating Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sam McLaughlin.
Sept. 2, 2008
Presenting the Canada Post Community Literacy Award winnersCanada Post today announced the winners of its 2008 Community Literacy Awards.
Aug. 21, 2008
Survey says: Remind me to pay the bills
epostTM, Canada Post's online bill delivery service, polls Canadians about financial habitsMany Canadians, particularly younger ones, say they would value a friendly email reminder to get their monthly bills paid on time, according to a new national poll.
Aug. 1, 2008
Canada Post celebrates British Columbia's 150th AnniversaryCanada Post today issued a domestic rate commemorative stamp to celebrate British Columbia's 150th anniversary.
July 21, 2008
New Ombudsman appointed at Canada PostMarc Courtois, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Canada Post is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Nicole Goodfellow as Ombudsman effective July 14, 2008 for a term of three years.
July 7, 2008
EPOST JOINS WWF-CANADA'S 'THE GOOD LIFE'. Canada Post's online bill delivery service commits to raising $150,000 for WWF-Canada's conservation effortsepostTM, Canada Post's online bill delivery service, today announced they will be working with WWF-Canada to raise money for The Good Life, an online community for Canadians who want to make simple but significant changes to help fight climate change and reduce their impact on the planet.
July 7, 2008
Quartet of stamps to celebrate Canadians in Hollywood: The SequelOn June 30, Canada Post issued a second set of four domestic rate (52¢) stamps celebrating the achievements of Canadians in Hollywood. The stamps feature Marie Dressler, Raymond Burr, Norma Shearer, and Chief Dan George.
July 4, 2008
Canada Post puts a stamp on the 2010 Winter GamesThe Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and Canada Post today announced that Canada Post has been named an Official Supplier for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
June 20, 2008
Canada Post teams up with Japan Post to celebrate 100 years of Anne of Green GablesAfter months of anticipation, Canada Post is proud to announce that as of today, the Anne of the Green Gables stamps go on sale coast-to-coast-to-coast. The two domestic rate stamps, a joint issue with Japan Post, celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Lucy Maud Montgomery's internationally acclaimed Anne of Green Gables.
June 18, 2008
Canada Post to issue fundraiser stamp for mental health, launches the Canada Post Foundation for Mental HealthMoya Greene, President of Canada Post, today announced the formation of the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. The Foundation, which will be administered by an independent board of experts in the area of mental health, will receive funds raised by Canada Post and its employees, as well as by others, and direct the money to where it will do the most good for those directly affected by mental illness.
June 17, 2008
Canadian Nurses Association Celebrating 100 Years of LeadershipCanada Post today issued a domestic rate (52¢) stamp celebrating the centennial of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). The CNA is a federation of 11 provincial and territorial nurses' associations and colleges representing more than 133,700 registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
June 16, 2008
Canada Post Responds to Cost Pressures with 2009 Pricing Strategy In response to rising cost pressures, Canada Post is proposing an amendment to the Letter Mail Regulations to establish the rates of postage for domestic Lettermail for the next three years.
June 4, 2008
A penny for your thoughts... New stamp celebrates the Royal Canadian Mint's centenaryCanada Post today issued a domestic rate stamp in celebration of the Royal Canadian Mint's centennial.
May 27, 2008
You oughta be in pictures. Canada Post's Art Canada series to focus on Yousuf KarshAs of May 21st, three new stamps featuring photographs taken by Yousuf Karsh began a new journey. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Karsh's birth and May 21st marked the anniversary of publication of his famous portrait of Sir Winston Churchill featured on the cover of LIFE Magazine in 1941.
May 16, 2008
The Founding of Québec City - 400 YearsCanada Post today issued a domestic rate stamp celebrating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec City. The five-year series dedicated to the French settlement in North America began with a joint issue with France's La Poste, and will come to an end with another joint issue between Canada and France.
May 13, 2008
Canada Post Issues First Corporate Social Responsibility ReportCanada Post today issued its first annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR). The Report reflects the corporation's economic, social and environmental objectives, strategies, and performance.
May 9, 2008
Canada Post Community Literacy Awards are closing soon!There are less than three weeks left to nominate deserving individuals and educators for a Canada Post Community Literacy Award.
May 6, 2008
Canada Post's 2009 Stamp Program lets Canadians reach for the stars: Astronomy plus Bryan Adams, Edith Butler, Robert Charlebois and Stompin' Tom ConnorsCanada Post today announced that the 2009 stamp program will include four new stamps in the Canadian Recording Artists series.
May 2, 2008
Canada Post celebrates Canadian Industries: Oil and GasCanada Post issued a set of two domestic rate stamps dedicated to Canadian industries today. One stamp will feature the Transcanada Pipeline while the other pays tribute to Canada's first commercial oil well.
April 30, 2008
Canada Post Launches Dog Awareness Campaign When in doubt - get outCanada Post has launched its 2008 Dog Awareness Campaign to alert dog owners to the dangers delivery personnel are exposed to on a daily basis. This year's slogan is When in doubt, get out.
April 28, 2008
Canada Post Manages Thirteenth Consecutive Year of ProfitabilityIn its 2007 Annual Report tabled today in Parliament, Canada Post Corporation reported its thirteenth consecutive year of profit for its Group of Companies.
April 25, 2008
He shoots, he scores! Canada Post ices stamp for 2008 IIHF World ChampionshipTo celebrate the 2008 IIHF World Championship taking place in Halifax and Québec City from May 2nd to May 18th, Canada Post will issue a domestic rate stamp featuring the sport of hockey.
April 23, 2008
Canada Post and Fedex Express Canada Set to Launch New International Express ServiceCanada Post Corporation and FedEx Express Canada have combined forces in the development of PriorityTM Worldwide, a new international express service that will be sold in Canada through Canada Post's retail and commercial networks and delivered worldwide through the extensive FedEx international delivery network.
April 21, 2008
Guide Dogs help deliver mail with first-ever Canadian Braille stampCanada Post will issue its first ever Canadian Braille stamp featuring Guide Dogs. The domestic-rate stamp will have the denomination in both print and in Braille.
April 7, 2008
Canada Post Pension Plan 2007 ResultCanada Post Corporation today announced financial results for its Registered Pension Plan in 2007, the seventh full year of operation.
March 25, 2008
Literacy Awards Open - Nominate a deserving individual from your community!Nominations are now open for the 2008 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards.
March 4, 2008
100-years young University of British Columbia gets birthday stampOn March 7th, Canada Post will celebrate the centenary of the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a domestic rate (52-cent) stamp.
March 4, 2008
A stamp of recognition for the University of Alberta's centenaryOn March 7th, 2008, Canada Post will pay tribute to the University of Alberta's centenary by issuing a domestic rate (52-cent) stamp.
Feb. 29, 2008
Canada Post reaffirms Commitment to Rural Mail DeliverySome news reports and commentaries have recently questioned the commitment of Canada Post to traditional mail delivery. In the face of this, Canada Post wishes to reaffirm the commitment of the corporation to maintaining traditional service wherever and whenever possible.
Feb. 27, 2008
Canada Post welcomes spring with a bouquet of Peonies stampsOn March 3, 2008 Canada Post will issue two domestic rate Peonies stamps; one featuring the showy Elgin Peony and the other the single-cup Coral 'n Gold.
Feb. 26, 2008
Canada Post launches Customized Postal Indicia - businesses can design their own postage brandIn response to its business customers' demand for opportunities to differentiate their LettermailTM from their competitors, Canada Post has launched Customized Postal Indicia. The innovative service allows businesses to design a 'stamp-like' postage indicia, with an image of their choice, printed onto envelopes.
Feb. 6, 2008
It's tax season... make sure you take extra precautions with your mailWith tax deadlines fast-approaching and personal information going back and forth between accounting firms, financial institutions, the Canada Revenue Agency, homes and businesses, Canada Post and the Privacy Commissioner urge Canadians to ensure these very sensitive documents are kept secure at all times.
Jan. 25, 2008
Canada Post offers apologiesCanada Post apologizes to all its Quebec employees, as well as the rest of the province's population for having omitted the Fête Nationale du Québec (Saint-Jean-Baptiste day) from an employee calendar that was distributed nationally earlier this month.
Jan. 21, 2008
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PostNet becomes Canada Post authorized business centreCanada Post and PostNet announce their channel partnership to provide better service to the Canadian small business market.
Jan. 15, 2008
Fireworks light up Canada Post's Celebration stampOn January 15, Canada Post will issue a third Celebration stamp, this one featuring fireworks.
Jan. 14, 2008
Rural mail delivery, a Canada Post priorityCanada Post Corporation would like to firmly dispel any misconceptions that might have arisen, from recent media reports or other sources, about the future of rural mail delivery.
Jan. 4, 2008
The Rat Wraps up Canada Post's Lunar Stamp SeriesThe wealth of legends that account for the naming of the years in the Chinese Lunar Calendar's 12-year cycle lend an imaginative quality to what has been deemed the oldest surviving calendar system in the world.