The Northern Edge
We are currently working on a new edition
of the Northern Edge. The Northern Edge
is an on-line newspaper for adult learners.
We have developed five editions so far. To
view the Northern Edge go to our website
The new edition will feature five topics:
- Learner Stories
We invited two learners to share their
stories with us. Both of these learners
have been winners of the Council of the
Federation Literacy Award. We would
like to thank Cindy Voudrach and Kadiatu
Dumbuya for sharing their stories and
ideas with us.
- Finding and Keeping a Job
This section has lots of information to help
people find and keep a job. Included in
this section is information about resumes,
cover letters, using the Internet, reference
letters, what employers want, networking
and much more.
A biography is an account of a person’s
life. We chose three Northerners to write a biography on - Nellie Cournoyea, Richard
Van Camp and Rene Fumoleau. You will
learn more about these Northerners and
about their accomplishments.
- Family Literacy
Family literacy is about spending time
with your children doing literacy related
activities like reading, baking, playing
games and much more. This section
provides viewers with information on
family literacy and some resources to use
with your family.
- Climate Change
Climate change is a hot topic right now.
We have already done one piece on climate
change in Edition Five, but felt that we
needed to expand on the topic. This
section uses the Smithsonian Institute’s
information on climate change. It covers
sea ice, hunting practices, Arctic climate
change and has a five minute video on
Sachs Harbour and the changes that are
Each topic has several learning activities.
The learning activities are interactive and
will help learners understand and digest
Look for the new edition on our website this spring!