Literacy benefits the economy, society, and the quality of life of NWT residents. We decided that we could promote literacy by promoting all the places Yellowknifers can find free books.
Well-educated citizens are better able to meet the demands of a modern economy, and are more likely to become productive, healthy, participating members of society (Office of the Auditor General of Canada, 2010). Citizens with lower levels of literacy are more likely to be unemployed, use income support, or work in low paying jobs (Balanoff & Mulloy, 2013). We asked ourselves “How can we make a difference?”