Monday, November 26, 2007

Alberta Learning?

Got a package of information today in the mail that I thought was very interesting.


The contents were mildly interesting and appreciated, but what really caught my eye was the envelope.

The envelope return address and logo was from "Alberta Learning" (see scan above), however "Alberta Learning" does not exist, and has not existed for three years.

"Alberta Learning," which was an amalgamation of the K-12 education ministry and the post-secondary education ministry, was split on November 24, 2004 back into the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education.

So, while "Alberta Learning" is gone their envelopes remain.

This is a good thing.

This means the government didn't spend any tax dollars to print envelopes when they still had at least a three-year supply.

Too often minor name changes turn into costly propositions when letterheads, business cards and signs have to be changed.

This is an example of how things should be done. Kudos to Alberta Education for continuing to use old envelopes rather than waste money (and paper) on printing new ones.

2 comments:

Sheldon Kotyk said...

I find that hard to believe. The more likely case is that the mail was stuck in Canada Post's system for three years.

Scott Hennig said...

HA!

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