News Releases 2010
With high volumes this time of year, Canada Post wants to remind Canadians of a few simple steps they can take to protect their mail.
Canada Post today became the recipient of the first Transit Connect Electric commercial delivery vehicle in Canada.
The tradition of the holidays still resonates strongly with Canadians. In a survey conducted by Harris/Decima on behalf of Canada Post in early November, 8 out of 10 Canadians expressed a strong preference to receiving a holiday card in the mail.
Canada Post has begun preparation for the peak mailing season to ensure the higher volumes of mail will be delivered in time for the holidays.
Canada Post wishes to remind customers that an email currently circulating on the Internet contains misinformation regarding discrepancies in pricing between Canada Post corporate outlets and private postal outlets.
Nov. 24, 2010
Mail Service to Gaza Strip has Resumed
Canada Post has received a communication from Israel Post advising that mail service to the area of Gaza has resumed.
Canada Post announced today the launch of a free application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that will provide customers with convenient and easy access to two of the most popular web tools at CanadaPost.ca.
With less than five weeks to go before Christmas, Canada Post confirmed today that Santa has visited various post offices across Canada to ensure that postal elves are ready to help answer the letters and emails sent by children from around the world.
With the holidays fast approaching, Canada Post is reminding Canadians of shipping deadlines to ensure that no one is disappointed during the holiday season.
For the first time in its 159 history, Canada Post is asking Canadians to submit and vote on the design that will become a Canadian postage stamp.
Today, Canada Post issued four new Christmas stamps, ending this year’s stamp program with a mix of modern-day tradition and religious spirit of Christmas.
Canada Post today introduced Canada Post Comparison Shopper, a one-stop shopping website that helps Canadians instantly find, compare and purchase products online.
Canada Post announced today that it will continue to provide free delivery of letters and parcels from family and friends to Canadian troops deployed in Afghanistan and elsewhere overseas during the upcoming holiday season.
Even though the holiday season seems far away, Canada Post would like to remind everyone that it is already time to think about planning international holiday mailings.
Canada Post issued a new high-value definitive stamp today featuring the blue whale. It is the largest stamp ever issued and the highest value stamp that Canada Post has ever produced.
Starting as early as November, Canada Post will anchor a new direct-marketing network that will connect advertisers and consumers at a local level.
The Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health today announced grants totalling more than $1.5 million to 32 non-profit, community- based organizations to help them provide support and programming for people living with mental illness.
Wayne Stremel, the Canada Post employee cycling across Canada to raise funds and awareness for mental health, today dipped his bike’s front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, completing his 106-day journey across Canada.
Canada Post has issued its third annual fundraising stamp in support of mental health.
Sept. 13, 2010
Canada Post Ombudsman wins Canada Awards for Excellence
Marc A. Courtois, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Canada Post, announced today that the Office of the Ombudsman at Canada Post has been awarded one of the prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence by the National Quality Institute.
Canada Post today announced the winners of its 2010 Community Literacy Awards.
Today, Canada Post issued a single domestic rate stamp to honour Canada’s Home Children and recognize the courageous and sometimes arduous journeys many of them had to make to settle in this country.
Wayne Stremel, the Canada Post employee cycling across Canada to raise awareness of the issue of mental illness and funds for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health, has reached Atlantic Canada and is weeks away from finishing his epic journey.
Aug. 20, 2010
Statement regarding mail destined for the Gaza Strip
On August 9, 2010 Canada Post advised customers that it is unable to accept outgoing mail to the Gaza Strip until further notice.
Canada Post has created a commemorative stamp to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the community of Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador. – the first English settlement in what is now Canada.
Aug. 9, 2010
Mail Destined For Gaza StripCanada Post is advising customers that it is unable to accept outgoing mail to the Gaza Strip at this time.
Canada Post today announced the finalists for the 2010 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards.
Wayne Stremel, the Canada Post employee who is cycling across Canada to raise awareness of the issue of mental illness and funds for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health, has reached Ontario in 38 days.
Canada Post Corporation is pleased to announce the completion today of its successful inaugural public debt issue. It included two series of bonds: a $500 million Series 1, 30-year bond with an interest rate of 4.36% and a $500 million Series 2, 15-year bond priced with an interest rate of 4.08%.
Canada Post is today issuing a single PERMANENT™ domestic rate stamp to commemorate the centennial of Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC).
Canada Post today issued a commemorative envelope to mark the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. It’s one of three commemorative envelopes that will be issued in 2010.
Canada Post is again celebrating summer with the second issue in a three-year series of stamps that highlight roadside attractions from across the country. This year’s issue focuses on the central part of the country.
Canada Post Corporation today announced its intention to issue up to C$1 billion in long-term debt, consisting of two series of bonds with terms up to and including 30 years.
Canada Post issued two stamps today in honour of renowned Canadian painter Prudence Heward. The two paintings, Rollande and At the Theatre, are examples of Heward’s most recognized genre – portraits of women and children. Rollande (1929) depicts an assertive rural woman while At the Theatre (1928) showcases two women wearing bare-backed gowns in a theatre.
June 28, 2010
Canada Post named one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada for the 2nd year in a row
Listing recognizes the Corporation’s excellence in environmental and social initiatives, and community involvement
Canada Post today announced it has been chosen as one of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens for the second year in a row by Corporate Knights magazine.
As part of a five year pricing strategy announced in 2009, Canada Post wishes to remind Canadians that the domestic basic letter rate will increase by 2 cents, from 57 cents to 59 cents, for standard letters weighing up to 30 grams effective January 17, 2011.
Wayne Stremel, the Canada Post employee cycling across Canada to raise awareness on mental illness and funds for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health, has crossed the border from British Columbia to Alberta.
Beginning in November 2010, Canadians will be able to reset or change their personal identification number (PIN) at no charge on select chip-enabled credit cards at most post offices across the country.
Canada Post is today issuing a single domestic rate stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first Rotary club in Canada.
Canada Post today announced its intention to offer consumers greater access to wireless products and services.
Canada Post Corporation achieved a major milestone today in its multi-year program to modernize the Canadian postal system as it formally opened its new state-of-the-art mail processing plant in Winnipeg.
Canada Post employee Wayne Stremel today began a 22-week cross-Canada bicycle tour to shine a spotlight on mental illness and its impact on our communities. The Nanaimo supervisor, his family and circle of friends want to change the conversation around mental illness, giving it the open discussion it desperately needs.
June 1, 2010
Canada Post demonstrates net improvements in the health and safety of its employees
3rd annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report also highlights increased community involvement, improved customer service and reduced greenhouse gas emissions
In 2009, Canada Post reduced lost-time accidents by 22 per cent and raised $1.6 million for mental health, according to the Corporation’s third annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report released today.
To commemorate the G8 Leaders Summit taking place near Huntsville in June, Canada Post has issued a special cancellation for the Huntsville Post Office. This cancellation will be applied to all mail handled at the counter of the Huntsville Post Office for the month of June.
I wish to announce that Moya Greene will leave her post as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post, effective July 14th, 2010. Moya has resigned in order to accept the position of Chief Executive Officer with the Royal Mail in the United Kingdom.
Today Canada Post unveils a quintet of domestic rate stamps featuring the five spectacular winners of Canadian Geographic’s second annual Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year competition.
Registered charities have until May 31 to apply for a portion of the $1.5 million in funding now available from the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. Grant applications will be reviewed by the Foundation and funds disbursed in September 2010.
Canada Post and the Swedish Post are today jointly issuing a pair of stamps that showcase two creatures that live and play in our coastal waters: the sea otter and harbour porpoise. This is the first joint issue between the two countries.
May 4, 2010
Canada Post Commemorates the Canadian Navy’s 100th AnniversaryTo commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy, Canada Post is issuing today a set of two stamps depicting the past and present of Canada’s naval service. Canada’s first naval warship, HMCS Niobe, features the picture of an unknown sailor taken around 1910. The second stamp focuses on present day navy with a picture of HMCS Halifax and of Cheryl Bush, Chief Petty Officer Second Class, currently employed with the Chief of the Maritime Staff in Ottawa. This newest offering follows naval-themed stamps issued in 1985 and 1998.
April 28, 2010
Hall of Fame, Walk of Fame, Hydroplane – 2011 stamp program has something for everyone!Canada Post today announced its stamp line-up for 2011. The 20 stamp issues and two commemorative envelopes will feature a wide variety of topics and people, including baseball Hall-of-Famer Fergie Jenkins, singers such as the McGarrigle Sisters and Ginette Reno, hydroplane Miss Supertest III and much more. More than a billion Canadian stamps are sold yearly in Canada and worldwide.
April 27, 2010
Canada Post Partners with Stand Up For Mental Health -- Delivering an Open, Compassionate, Inclusive and Lively National Discussion about Mental IllnessStand Up For Mental Health (SMH) and Canada Post today announced a new $50,000 partnership that will see Canada Post become the presenting sponsor of the Stand Up For Mental Health program.
Canada Post Corporation tabled its 2009 annual report today in Parliament, reporting a profit for the 15th consecutive year. The Corporation recorded consolidated net income of $281 million on revenue of $7.3 billion, and reported an operating margin of 4.9 per cent.
Canada Post announced today a portion of the proceeds from the sale of PriorityTM Next A.M. and XpresspostTM domestic prepaid envelopes between April 1 and October 31, 2010 will be donated to the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health.
April 19, 2010
Historic portraits of First Nations Ambassadors' visit with Queen Anne commemorated on new stampsCanada Post today issued a four-stamp set Four Indian Kings to commemorate historic portraits of four Aboriginal representatives who travelled to Europe with colonial leaders to meet Queen Anne in 1710. The portraits are among the earliest surviving full-length oil portraits of North American First Nations people painted from life and considered a record of early cultural and political diplomacy between the First Nations and the British Empire.
April 16, 2010
Canada Post pension plan 2009 financial resultsCanada Post today announced the 2009 financial results for the Canada Post pension plan (the Plan). The Plan’s rate of return was 16.2 per cent in 2009 which compared favourably against a benchmark rate of return of 15.8 per cent.
April 14, 2010
Canada Post and Israel Post Commemorate 60 Years of FriendshipCanada Post and Israel Post are today issuing a joint international rate commemorative stamp. This marks more than 60 years of friendship and strong diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is the first joint stamp issue between Canada and Israel. Canada’s diplomatic relationships with Mexico, China and Japan have previously been recognized on stamps and commemorative envelopes.
Canada Post announced today that nominations for the 18th annual Canada Post Community Literacy Awards are now open. These awards recognize the achievements of Canadians who made important contributions to literacy in this country.
OTTAWA – Spring is already in full bloom at Canada Post, with today's issuing of a pair of PERMANENT™ stamps featuring two vibrant Canadian African violet (Saintpaulia) hybrids, "Picasso" and "Decelles' Avalanche." The Saintpaulia genus has more than 1,000 hybrids developed and registered by Canadians.
Feb. 22, 2010
Canada Post Celebrates Olympic Spirit with Commemorative StampIn its continued celebration of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Canada Post is today issuing a new set of commemorative stamps marking the Olympic Spirit.
Feb. 22, 2010
LOCAL OLYMPIANS CELEBRATE CANADA’S GOLD WITH STAMP PURCHASECanada Post is proud to have commemorated Canada’s first Olympic gold medal won on Canadian soil by issuing a stamp featuring the medal. The stamp has already become a popular souvenir item and hundreds of thousands of the stamps have already been sold.
Feb. 14, 2010
STAMP CELEBRATES CANADA’S FIRST OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WON IN CANADA. A PROUD NATION CHEERS!Canada Post is proud to commemorate Canada’s first Olympic gold medal on Canadian soil in history by issuing a special stamp featuring the medal. This previously unannounced stamp is now available at www.canadapost.ca/celebrategold and will be available in post offices in Vancouver tomorrow and across Canada starting Tuesday. This is the first time in Canada Post’s history that the company commemorates an event the day it occurs.
Feb. 11, 2010
Canada Post presents set of 35 philatelic pictorial cancelsA stamp tells only half the story... The image and text on a stamp’s cancellation mark can turn a one-in-a-million letter into something very special and unique—a souvenir highly valued by collectors of all kinds.
Canada Post is proud to announce more than $1.5 million dollars was raised for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health during 2009.
Feb. 8, 2010
Canada Post honours Romeo LeBlanc with commemorative stampIn recognition of his distinguished career in public service, Canada Post is honouring former Governor General Romeo LeBlanc with a commemorative stamp that will be issued on Monday, February 8.
Feb. 4, 2010
Canada Post statement concerning its ratesCanada Post wishes to correct misinformation currently circulating on the Internet about rates that vary between private postal outlets and corporate Canada Post offices.
In celebration of Black History Month, Canada Post has issued a commemorative stamp of William Hall, the first Canadian sailor and black man to receive the Victoria Cross, the military honour for bravery during combat.
Canada Post today welcomed the findings of a 2009 special examination by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and KPMG.
Jan. 12, 2010
Let the Games BeginIn February 2010, sports fans and top athletes from around the globe will gather together in Vancouver, British Columbia to attend one of the world’s most anticipated and widely viewed sporting events—the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. To celebrate this momentous world-class event, Canada Post today issued two stamps featuring spectacular photographs of Vancouver and Whistler.
Jan. 11, 2010
New PERMANENT™ Stamps Feature Five Historic Canadian MillsToday, Canada Post added to its ongoing Flags over Canada definitive series with a quintet of PERMANENT™ stamps featuring five historic mills: Watson’s Mill in Manotick, Ontario; the Keremeos Grist Mill in Keremeos, British Columbia; the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site in Delta, Ontario; the Riodon Grist Mill in Caraquet, New Brunswick; and Cornell Mill in Stanbridge East, Quebec.
Today, Canada Post tradition met the enchanting world of Chinese astrology as the company celebrated the Year of the Tiger with two stamps that are as bold and beautiful as the feline they depict.
Canada Post’s new rate for domestic basic Lettermail™ takes effect Monday, January 11.