GNWT now accepting nominations for 2020 NWT Literacy Awards

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GNWT now accepting nominations for 2020 NWT Literacy Awards

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 202044 Views

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), the Premiers of Canada Council of the Federation, and the NWT Literacy Arts Council are pleased to be accepting nominations for the annual NWT Literacy Awards. These annual awards provide an opportunity to honour the literacy achievements of youth and adult learners, exceptional educators, and organizations and businesses across the territory.

Up to nine literacy awards may be given each year, including eight Ministerial Literacy Awards and the Premiers of Canada Council of the Federation of Literacy Award for the NWT.

Ministerial Literacy Awards include:

·       Youth Learner Literacy Award

·       Adult Learner Literacy Award

·       Youth Indigenous Language Champion Award

·       Outstanding NWT Educator Award

·       Outstanding Support for Literacy Development NWT Business Award

·       Second Language Learner Award

·       Supporting Literacy Through Technology Award

·       Outstanding Non-Profit Support for Literacy/Language Development

Nomination forms are available on ECE’s website.

Deadlines for 2020:

·       August 26, 2020 – Premiers of Canada Council of the Federation of Literacy Award nominations due

·       September 18, 2020 – Ministerial Literacy Awards nominations due

The awards are presented annually during the fall sitting of the Legislative Assembly in Yellowknife. This year, due to the pandemic, the awards will be presented virtually on October 15, 2020.

For all Media Requests, please contact:

Jaimee Kepa

Education, Culture and Employment

Government of the Northwest Territories

[email protected]

NT5

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