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Skills for Success Day takes place each year in September to raise awareness about the skills everyone needs to participate and succeed in learning, work and life. The Skills for Success often overlap and interact with each other. They are important technical and life skills. The Government of Canada identifies nine Skills for Success: Reading Writing Numeracy Digital Problem solving… Read more.
It is wild how fast time has gone by. I can’t believe I am already writing my end of summer post. I have had the pleasure of working with the Literacy Council before, and I can say with confidence that I had even more fun coming back this summer. This summer challenged me in more ways than I can count. I have stepped out of my comfort zone, worked as a team member, and learned to adapt to new… Read more.
NWTLC’s Community Connections program organized three potluck and paddling picnics for newcomers this summer. At every picnic, participants could hop in a canoe to try paddling. Fred Henne Territorial Park organized voyageur canoe rides from Narwal Outdoor Adventures for the August picnic. Newcomers and their children also got to try stand-up paddle boarding if they were keen. The idea is to… Read more.
Hi, my name is Shania. I was one of the summer students at NWT Literacy Council, and this was my experience working here. It was a fun environment and laid-back job; the people who work here are friendly and understanding. I had many questions, and learned a lot about how to be in a workplace and communicate properly. The staff here made the job exciting. There were many tasks to be done such as… Read more.
Hello everyone! My name is Aishah and I have been working as a summer student for the NWT Literacy Council. I was born in London, England and moved to Yellowknife in 2012 with my parents and three siblings. I attended Range Lake North School and graduated from École Sir John Franklin High School last year. I love true crime podcasts and I am currently listening to My Favourite Murder. When I was… Read more.
Being a young mother to two children has its challenges. We’ve struggled to balance school, work, and household chores, but I’ll forever be grateful for my children. We take one day at a time and most days we believe everything will work out. I adore and love both my children unconditionally and equally.   When my partner and I found jobs this summer, we had great support to help care for our… Read more.
The Northwest Territories Literacy Council (NWTLC) has a new project. Participants in our Community Connections program for newcomers to Canada are sewing Boomerang Bags. Boomerang Bags are cloth shopping bags made from repurposed fabric. The idea originated in Australia when a grocery store clerk started a conversation about plastic, particularly about plastic shopping bags. Boomerang Bags,… Read more.
After many years of seeking funds and doing fundraising, the NWT Literacy Council (NWTLC) is excited to announce that we will be supporting the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) program in 15 NWT communities this year! In these communities, families with children 0-5 years old can sign up each child to receive a free book in the mail every month until their fifth birthday.  Registered… Read more.
How do you embed important life and literacy skills into activities like mitten making, cooking or youth nights? This was what we discovered in our recent Skill Builders for Youth training. Participants from Inuvik, Norman Wells, Fort Liard, Délı̨nę, Ulukhaktok, Fort Simpson, Wekweètì, Ndilo and Yellowknife joined us for a three-day training to learn about the Skills for Success, and how to… Read more.
On May 4-6 NWT Literacy Council staff attended the Decoda Literacy Conference.  This was the first conference staff had attended in over two years.  Decoda is the Provincial Literacy Coalition of BC.  The theme of the 2022 Decoda Literacy Conference was “Literacy Connects Us!”.  It was a fitting theme for a conference that brought together literacy practitioners from across the country for… Read more.