Literacy

NWT Literacy Awards

NWT Literacy Awards

Literacy skills are crucial to daily living, employment, citizenship, and personal advancement and enjoyment.

In order to bring recognition to literacy achievements, the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment created the NWT Literacy Awards. The NWT Ministerial Literacy Awards provide an opportunity to honour the literacy achievements of youth learners, exceptional educators and organizations across the territory.

The Premiers of Canada created the Council of the Federation (CoF) Literacy Award in 2005. The Northwest Territories CoF Literacy Award will honour the achievements of an adult learner who has overcome obstacles and demonstrated outstanding progress in the pursuit of literacy skills in any of the NWT Official Languages.

Recipients are selected through a nomination and selection committee process. Each year the awards are presented during Literacy Week, the 3rd week of September, in Yellowknife.

Deadline for 2018 nominations is June 1, 2018.  For more information about the literacy awards, and to download an application form, please use the link below.