Nominate someone for the Council of the Federation Literacy Award

The Premiers of each of the 10 provinces and 3 territories present the Council of the Federation Literacy Award for International Literacy Day. International Literacy Day is September 8.


The 2022 nomination deadline is July 25, 2022.

Who can you nominate?

People who help Yukon adults get the literacy skills they need to meet their goals.

The award honours:

  • learners;
  • educators;
  • practitioners;
  • volunteers;
  • First Nations' programs;
  • community organizations; and
  • businesses.


A nominee must:

  • be involved in adult literacy in English, French or an Indigenous language;
  • be a Yukon resident who is at least 19 years of age; and
  • have basic literacy skills in English or French.

How is excellence in literacy shown?

Past recipients have:

  • set up new literacy programs or literacy organizations;
  • provided exemplary literacy services;
  • made a difference in people's lives with tutoring or adult education;
  • inspired others as an adult literacy learner;
  • made legal information more accessible;
  • taken innovative approaches to literacy as reconciliation; and
  • worked to revitalize a Yukon First Nation language.

How to nominate someone

  1. Download and complete the Council of the Federation Literacy Award, Yukon nomination package.
  2. You cannot download the package? We will send you a copy. Email or phone 867-667-5906 or toll-free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408 extension 5906.
  3. Submit the application.
    Government of Yukon
    Department of Economic Development (F-1)
    Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

What happens after a recipient is selected?

We'll contact the recipient and all nominators. We'll host an award ceremony on or near International Literacy Day.

Want to learn more?

Visit the website of the Council of the Federation or the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.


If you have questions about the Council of the Federation Literacy Award email or phone 867-667-5906 or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5906.