Canada Post announces topics for 2024 stamp program

By David Hartwig

Canada Post announced details of its 2024 stamp program in December. 20 press releases.

The 2024 Canadian stamp program “spotlights truth and reconciliation, the natural world, accomplished Canadians, a rare space observation and much more,” the press release states.

Sometime before February begins, Canada Post will continue its long-running Black History Month series with an issue commemorating Mary Ann Shadd, the first black woman to publish a newspaper in North America and the second black woman to attend law school in the United States. States.

The annual Flower series will return in March with designs depicting a pair of regional wildflowers, the press release states.

A solar eclipse will cross North America, including eastern Canada, on April 8, 2024, and Canada will commemorate the event with its first stamp depicting a total solar eclipse.

In May, Canada Post will launch a new series of stamps featuring Canadian graphic novelists.

The Indigenous Leaders series, started in 2022, will continue in 2024 with three new stamps. The press release does not specify the issue date, but all previous stamps in the series were issued on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.

Canada Post will continue its tradition of showing wildlife on its stamps with a July issue featuring endangered frogs. Canada Post previously issued an endangered animals stamp featuring a northern cricket frog in 2007 (Scott 2231).

The 2024 program will see another fundraising stamp for the Canada Post Community Foundation, which supports children and youth. Canada Post launched this annual semi-postal series in 2012, and previous stamps in the series were issued in mid to late September.

In 2024, Canada Post will once again issue stamps to commemorate September 1st. 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which honors those who never returned from residential schools, those who survived and the families and communities involved.

A Remembrance Day (November 11) issue “highlights a little-known part of Canada’s role in the First World War,” Canada Post said.

Canada Post also confirmed the sending of special stamps to celebrate holidays, including Eid, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas.

“Canada Post is proud of its role as Canada’s storyteller,” the press release said, adding that the committee responsible for recommending topics for the annual stamp program “relies on thoughtful feedback from groups and individuals to choose topics that are meaningful to everyone. Canadians.”

Further details will be released throughout the year, the statement said. The 2024 program is provisional and subject to change.

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