Nomination period for Council of the Federation Literacy Award open until end of June

The nomination period for the 2020 Council of the Federation Literacy Award has been extended and will remain open until Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

The Council of the Federation Literacy Award honours educators, practitioners, volunteers, First Nations programs, community organizations and businesses that demonstrate outstanding achievement, innovative practice and excellence in adult literacy and are helping Yukon adults develop their literacy skills.

The 2019 Council of the Federation Literacy Award went to Yukon Learn volunteer Ted Ackerman and Kwanlin Dün Elder Louie Smith, a unique tutor-learner pair, for their contribution to literacy as a form of reconciliation. Other past Yukon recipients have been recognized for literacy in Yukon First Nations languages, for contributions to literacy in French, for leadership in literacy organizations and for being learners who have become literate as adults. 

Visit https://yukon.ca/en/nominate-literacy-award for more information and to download the nomination package. The deadline to submit nominations is Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Contact 

Stewart Burnett
Cabinet Communications
867-334-0480
stewart.burnett@gov.yk.ca

Kyle Nightingale
Communications, Education
867-336-0653
kyle.nightingale@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-180