News Releases 2009
Dec. 11, 2009
Canada Post announces 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targetCanada Post announced today that, between 2008 and 2020, its goal is to reduce its direct greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent, in addition to the reduction in its emissions of 14 per cent from 1990 to date.
Nov. 26, 2009
Holiday delivery at the speed you needNo matter where you’re sending those special cards, gifts and packages this holiday season, you want to make sure they arrive before Santa. With mailing deadlines as late as December 23 (for within Canada), December 21 (for USA-bound packages) and December 16-19 (to international destinations), Canada Post has a number of fast and reliable shipping methods that will make sure whatever you’re sending gets there in time for all the holiday celebrations.
Nov. 26, 2009
Ready now or not even started, Canada Post can get your holiday 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.
A third of Canadians polled admit to re-giving gifts they don’t want or like
As the holiday season approaches, are you tempted to search your bottom drawer for a present that costs you nothing to give? Once considered rude, unacceptable under just about any circumstances and the ultimate in bad taste; the dubious practice of re-gifting is, according to many experts, actually quite acceptable today—providing one follows the re-gifting rules.
Nov. 24, 2009
Slips and falls can hurt us allAs winter approaches, the thoughts of many Canadians turn to outdoor activities, such as skating, skiing and tobogganing.
Nov. 23, 2009
Post office invites children to send letters and emails to the North PoleSanta Claus’ North Pole post office is once again open for business and Santa’s postal elves are anxious to help him reply to the one million letters or so he’ll once again receive from across the country and from around the world.
Nov. 9, 2009
Just a few more steps: The Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health 2009 campaign needs your help! Ottawa (Nov. 9, 2009) – The Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health is closing in on its fundraising target for this year and is urging Canadians everywhere to help make its drive toward the 2009 goal of $1.5 million a success.
Nov. 2, 2009
Ringing in the holiday seasonOTTAWA (November 2, 2009) – As the weather gets colder and winter approaches, the thoughts of many Canadians turn excitedly to the joy of Christmas and outdoor activities, such as skating, skiing and tobogganing. This November, Canada Post is ringing in the holiday season with three stamps celebrating the Nativity and a PERMANENT™ domestic rate stamp featuring a snow-covered Christmas tree.
Oct. 26, 2009
Canada Post will continue program of free delivery to deployed troopsOTTAWA (October 26, 2009)—Canada Post announced today it will again provide free delivery of letters and parcels from family and friends to Canadian troops deployed in Afghanistan and elsewhere overseas. This will be the fourth year that Canada Post has offered this service.
OTTAWA, ON (October 19, 2009) – While many countries choose to build prominent monuments to military victories or victorious leaders, Canada’s monument, the National War Memorial in Ottawa, honours the common soldier. Today, Canada Post launched a PERMANENT™ commemorative stamp that focuses on the memorial and on its messages of both loss and hope.
Oct. 19, 2009
Montreal Canadiens Centennial honoured on Canadian postage stampsMONTRÉAL, QC (October 17, 2009) – They are the most storied sports team in Canadian history having won 24 Stanley Cups, more than any other team. They are the oldest continuously-operating professional ice hockey team, predating the founding of the NHL. Their team jerseys can be found in arenas across Canada, often outnumbering home-team sweaters. They are the Montreal Canadiens, and Canada Post today issued a stamp set honouring the team’s centennial and its iconic jersey.
Oct. 2, 2009
Another step for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health, and one giant cheque for the Yorktown Child and Family Centre!The Yorktown Child and Family Centre is pleased to announce that it has been chosen from among 200 applicants to receive a grant from the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health.
Sept. 15, 2009
One small step for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health – one giant cheque for the Elizabeth Fry Society!The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is pleased to announce that it has been chosen from among 200 applicants to receive a grant from the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health.
Sept. 15, 2009
$1 million to support mental health organizations across CanadaThe Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health is pleased to announce its first-ever grants to non-profit community groups across the country.
Sept. 15, 2009
New fundraising stamp on sale now! A fundraising stamp issued last year raised more than $340,000 for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. To build on the success of the 2008 stamp and to continue to raise awareness, Canada Post has issued a second fundraising Mental Health stamp. The booklet (of 10 stamps) sells for an additional dollar, which is donated to the Foundation.
Sept. 11, 2009
Moya Greene reappointed as President and CEO, Canada PostMarc Courtois, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Canada Post, is pleased to confirm Moya Greene’s reappointment as President and Chief Executive Officer until May 2012, as announced yesterday by Canada’s Transport Minister, John Baird and Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport).
Sept. 3, 2009
Literacy educators and learners honoured by Canada PostCanada Post today announced the winners of its 2009 Community Literacy Awards.
Aug. 10, 2009
Celebrating Canada’s contributions to the world of sportsFrom the centuries-old game of lacrosse to basketball, Canadians have created great ways to play and compete. This ingenuity is being celebrated by the launch of four eye-catching stamps showcasing four sports invented by Canadians: basketball, five-pin bowling, lacrosse and ringette. The stamps are being issued today on the 100th anniversary of the invention of five-pin bowling by Guelph, Ontario native Thomas Ryan.
July 21, 2009
2009 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards - List of Finalists Canada Post today announced the finalists for the 2009 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards.
July 10, 2009
Great Canadian Arctic explorer “Captain Bartlett” honoured with stampCaptain Robert “Bob” Bartlett gained fame by accompanying fellow explorer Robert Peary on his 1909 expedition to the North Pole during which he reached farhter north than anyone had gone before. Canada Post issued a stamp today to mark the centennial of this historic trip and to pay tribute to Bartlett, a great Canadian hero.
July 6, 2009
On the road again: Canadian Highway Landmarks land their own stampsToday, Canada Post is taking Canadians on a cross-country journey celebrating four great Canadian Roadside Attractions along the way. The first of the three-year series begins in Northern and Western Canada with the Watson Lake Signpost Forest in Yukon; the Inukshuk in Hay River, Northwest Territories; British Columbia’s Mr. PG in Prince George; and the “Pysanka”, massive Easter egg in Vegreville, Alberta. Next year’s stamps will celebrate central Canada while the 2011 series will focus on Eastern Canada.
July 2, 2009
Canada Post ranked amongst the best Corporate Citizens in CanadaCanada Post has been ranked favourably on a list of Canadian companies assessed for corporate sustainability. Corporate Knights, a Canadian-based publication with an explicit focus on corporate responsibility, placed Canada Post in 16th position on its recently published annual list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. The list was released in the Summer 2009 issue and was also distributed as a Globe and Mail insert in June.
Today, Canada Post issued a quartet of stamps to celebrate the efforts of four musicians who made remarkable contributions to the Canadian music scene: international rock superstar Bryan Adams, renowned folklorist Stompin’ Tom Connors, pioneer in French-Canadian rock, Robert Charlebois, and Acadian singing sensation Édith Butler.
June 26, 2009
Canada Post proposes five-year pricing planCanada Post has submitted a regulatory proposal, in accordance with the Canada Post Corporation Act (“the Act”), to set the domestic basic letter rate (BLR) for letters weighing 30g or less for a five-year period starting January 11, 2010. The BLR would increase by three cents to 57 cents in January 2010, and rise by an additional two cents annually from 2011 to 2014. The proposal will be published in the Canada Gazette on June 27, 2009.
June 19, 2009
Chloé Van Doorn and Marième Dior Nafy Ba grand prize winners of the Dictée P.G.L. 2008-2009Chloé Van Doorn from École Saint-Jean de Granby in Quebec and Marième Dior Nafy Ba from Senegal won the top honours at the Grand Finale Internationale de la Dictée P.G.L. This dictation read by Marina Orsini, actress and host, focused on health and had many pitfalls for the 103 participants gathered in the Salle Pauline-Julien at Collège Gérald-Godin in Montréal.
June 19, 2009
Final Three Canadians Spelled Out Of The Competition in the Semifinals of the 2009 Scripps National Spelling BeeWith their fellow Team Canada members cheering them on in the audience today, 13-year-old Claudine Broussard ,11-year-old Veronica Penny and our 2009 Canspell National Champion, 10-year-old Laura Newcombe, spelled their hearts out before being eliminated in Round Five of the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
June 12, 2009
Celebrating a centenary of international cooperation in sharing water resourcesCanada Post today issued a domestic rate commemorative stamp in celebration of the centenary of the Boundary Waters Treaty that has guided Canada and the United States in managing their shared boundary waters.
June 12, 2009
Canada Post issues second Corporate Social Responsibility ReportToday, Canada Post issued its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The Report presents Canada Post’s CSR objectives, strategies and performance for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.
June 1, 2009
Canada’s excellence in foreign affairs and international trade celebrated with stampToday, Canada Post issued a domestic rate stamp celebrating the centenary of the creation of the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). Canada is recognized for its work in promoting freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. It is a founding member of the United Nations (UN) as well as an active member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Commonwealth, and La Francophonie.
May 25, 2009
Canada Post joins Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Museum of Nature for 2nd annual Wildlife Photography ContestCanada Post is collaborating with Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Museum of Nature for the second annual Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest, giving Canadians a chance to have one of their wildlife photographs reproduced on a stamp.
Registered charities have until June 5 to apply for a portion of the $1 million in funding from the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. Grants applications will be reviewed and funds disbursed by the fall of 2009.
Canada Post today issued two domestic-rate stamps honouring the Canadian Horse and the Newfoundland Pony.
Several exciting events and important anniversaries take place in 2010, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
There are less than three weeks left to nominate deserving individuals and educators for a Canada Post Community Literacy Award.
May 8, 2009
Canada Post announces slim profit for 2008
Canada Post Corporation reported a slim profit in its 2008 annual report, which was tabled in Parliament.
You’d think people with mental illness would never be able to do something as terrifying as stand-up comedy.
Imagine a regular day at work where you need to deliver a file to a colleague across the office. As you turn the corner to enter your colleague’s cubicle, you’re faced with a dog clearly looking to defend his family and property.
April 30, 2009
Canada Post Named Most Iconic Brand in Canada
Canada Post is pleased to be named the Most Iconic Brand in Canada.
Canada Post welcomes the government’s release of the Canada Post Corporation Strategic Review Advisory Panel Report.
April 22, 2009
Our two cents: This bug doesn’t bug us!
Today, Canada Post issued a stamp honouring one of Canadian gardeners’ and farmers’ tiniest friends: the humble, yet hungry, Monarch Caterpillar.
April 9, 2009
Canada Post Pension Plan 2008 Results
Canada Post has announced 2008 financial results for the Canada Post pension plan (the Plan).
April 9, 2009
Stamps to “lick” global warming
Today, Canada Post issued two domestic rate stamps (54-cent) as part of an international postal awareness campaign on the effects of global warming.
April 2, 2009
Star-gazing: Canada Post stamps are out of this world!Today Canada Post issued two domestic rate (54-cent) stamps to celebrate 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy and recognize the significant role that Canadians have played in uncovering the mysteries of outer space.
March 27, 2009
(The following news release was issued by the City of Winnipeg)
City of Winnipeg in Negotiations with Canada Post. Potential Purchase of the Canada Post PropertyThe City of Winnipeg has entered into negotiations with Canada Post Corporation regarding the potential purchase of Canada Post property.
Canada Post and BlueRush Media Group Corp. (TSX-V: BTV), are pleased to announce a big win at this year’s Internet Advertising Competition Awards for Best Government Rich Media Online Campaign.
Nominations for the Canada Post Community Literacy Awards are now open. These awards highlight the achievements of Canadians making a special effort or important contribution to improving Canada’s literacy landscape.
March 20, 2009
Canada Post celebrates Canadian painter Jack Bush
Canada Post will issue two stamps today as part of the Art Canada series, celebrating the work of great Canadian painter, Jack Bush and marking 100 years since his birth.
March 13, 2009
Fresh Rhododendrons bloom for your collection
To welcome the pending arrival of spring, Canada Post today issued a set of two blooming stamps.
Canada Post is pleased to announce that, thanks to the generous support of its employees, customers and suppliers, the newly-formed Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health reached its 2008 $1 million fundraising goal.
Feb. 20, 2009
New postal rates effective February 23, 2009
Canada Post today announced that new rates for Lettermail weighing more than 30 grams and Oversize Lettermail will take effect on February 23, 2009.
On February 23, Canada Post will release a PERMANENT™ stamp celebrating the centennial of the first powered flight in Canada - when the Silver Dart took to the sky over Bras d’Or Lake in Baddeck Bay, Nova Scotia.
Feb. 16, 2009
Canada Post Invites Canadians to CatchAir with Our Freestyle TeamFreestyle Ski Team Facebook Fans can support our athletes by challenging their friends with free online game
Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services companies, is now offering its Alberta customers electronic invoices from epostTM, Canada’s largest bill presentment and payment network.
Swirls of ribbon and clusters of confetti burst from an envelope with Canada Post’s dynamic PERMANENT™ domestic rate Celebration stamp.
Jan. 27, 2009
Canada Post celebrates Black History Month
North Americans have recognized February as Black History month since 1926 and this year, Canada Post will mark the occasion with two stamps celebrating the accomplishment of Abraham Doras Shadd and Rosemary Brown.
Winter’s icy weather is Canada’s annual invitation to enjoy outdoor activities like skating, skiing and tobogganing, but the falling snow and temperatures bring an increase in the risk of injuries due to accidental slips and falls.
In just over a year, athletes from more than 80 countries will come together to showcase their skills, learn from their peers and claim their sport’s ultimate bragging rights.
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