Lifelong Learning:

It’s Essential


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The Importance of Libraries

October marks Canada Library Month. If recent news stories are any indication, an event to highlight the importance of, and to celebrate libraries, is needed more than ever. In Newfoundland, public libraries are facing drastic cuts and closures. Here at home, the territorial law library is converted to a less than sufficient “resource center” while school districts cut the hours of school library staff and reduce budgets.

Interested in literacy? We’re interested in you

Strategic planning. Budgeting. Policy updates. These are some of the necessary behind-the-scenes work that boards and staff tackle in non-profit organizations. The NWT Literacy Council is no exception. Last weekend the Literacy Council board members gathered in Yellowknife to host our Annual General Meeting and to finish updating their board handbook and personnel policies.

Violence and Learning: Is There a Connection?

Have you ever considered the connection between violence at home and how a student acts and participates in the classroom?

Often we don’t see what students, friends or colleagues face at home, and bring with them to work, the classroom or social gatherings. Without knowing what takes place at home, we may misjudge someone’s actions or decisions.

Reading the Past, Writing the Future

International Literacy Day 2016 celebrates 50 years of local, national and international work and progress to increase literacy rates and boost literacy in the future. 

The goal of promoting literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies hasn’t really changed in the past five decades. Of course our ideas about literacy have evolved.  People today need to be able to do more than read and write to navigate the world around them.  There are other essential skills needed, such as digital literacy. 

A bank for everyone

A bank for everyoneWhere would you cash your paycheque if you didn’t have a bank in your community or a bank account to electronically deposit your earnings? In many remote, northern communities access to bank services are few, far, in between, and non-existent. How could this be? Keep reading and you’ll find out.


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