“There is no substitute for the ability to read.
For blind people, braille is an essential tool in the process of becoming literate.”

Edie Mourre Scholarship

In Memory of Edie Mourre

Braille Literacy Canada has established an annual scholarship in memory of Edie Mourre. This scholarship will go to a person wishing to study Unified English Braille, Music Braille, or other Braille systems.

All donations made in Edie’s name will go directly toward the scholarship. The amount of the scholarship and the number of scholarships awarded will be determined according to the resources available each year.

Application Details

Are you interested in pursuing a certification in Braille transcription?
Or maybe you have always wanted to study Music Braille?
Perhaps you have been contemplating pursuing Braille studies but the cost has held you back?
Your time could be now!!!

The Edie Mourre Scholarship fund offers financial awards to persons pursuing Braille studies for personal or professional development. Eligible courses include:

  • Unified English Braille (UEB) Transcription Certification,
  • Proofreading Braille Course,
  • Music Braille Course,
  • Teaching Braille,
  • And a whole host of other courses.

For course information, consult the CNIB library at: http://www.cnib.ca/en/living/braille/Pages/Braille-Courses.aspx
or the Hadley School For The Blind at: http://www.hadley.edu/braillecourses.asp.

Application Submission:

Download Application
Please email your completed application to info@blc-lbc.ca
Applications must be submitted as an electronic PDF form.
All applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Upon candidate selection, the recipient will be notified and the announcement will be made at the Braille Literacy Canada Annual General Meeting.

Keep the Scholarship Going

Braille Literacy Canada would like to continue to offer a scholarship in Edie’s name to help encourage people to become transcribers or rehabilitation Teachers, or to pursue any educational activity that promotes braille literacy. Please donate now!

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Should you rather send in a donation, please do so at:

Braille Literacy Canada
C/O Madhu Arora
1929 Bayview Ave.
Toronto Ontario, M4G 3E8

About Edie Mourre

Edie became an employee of the CNIB in September 1977. She worked for the library in the Winnipeg office as the head of the recording studio and of braille production. She also worked for several years as a braille transcriber.

The loss of Edie in the Braille world was immeasurable. Her capacity for braille and for life was boundless.

Edie was Treasurer of The Canadian Braille Authority and the chair of the English Braille Standards Committee, as well as the parent committee for the Tactile Research Project. She also served on the Early Literacy Materials Production Committee of the Braille Authority of North America, and as a member of the Unified English Braille Formats Committee of the International Council on English Braille.

Edie Mourre died on Wednesday April 25th 2007. She continued to transcribe braille until a couple of days before her death.