Lifelong Learning:

It’s Essential



May 15, 2015 - 1:25pm
Jen in EdmontonSlow! 

If I had to choose one word to sum up what I learned during my week at the Centre for Family Literacy’s Family Literacy Training Institute (FLTI) in Edmonton last week; it would be slow.

I travelled to Edmonton with Cherl Gargan and Martha Gargan from Dezoah  Undaa Etleh Koke (the Fort Providence Aboriginal Head Start) as well as Jennifer Bishop and Christine Barker from Yellowknife.  Together, we spent a week learning about family literacy programs and initiatives.

May 5, 2015 - 2:12pm

Do you want to help the next generation get a post-secondary education? You can - by passing on information about the Canada Learning Bond

A parent just contacted us about a bank manager in the NWT who didn’t know about this national program that gives up to $2,000 to lower-income families for a child’s post-secondary education.  We want everyone to know that this money is available to parents without their having to match the government funding.

April 29, 2015 - 12:51pm

Stop, drop and read!This week’s blog was written by Christine Abela, the adult educator in Fort Liard.

Our family doesn’t follow many house rules.  It’s OK if boots stay on to run in and grab forgotten keys; it’s OK if a jacket hangs over the back of a chair; it’s even OK if the dog is on the couch. 

April 21, 2015 - 5:36pm

Circle Time helps parents provide early literacy skills

Our guest blog was submitted by Amy Ryan and Larissa Doyle, with the Healthy Families Program in Fort Smith.

Every week we bring together parents and preschoolers for Circle Time at Tapwe House in Fort Smith.

April 16, 2015 - 3:28am

What's the difference between  taking a course and being a learner?Welcome to our guest blogger, Jim Stauffer.  Jim is an adult educator in Whatı̀.

As I contemplated Adult Learners’ Week this year, I recalled some of my own failures and successes at fulfilling the trust adult learners place in me when they come to the Community Learning Centre. 

April 9, 2015 - 3:33am
This week’s guest blog comes from Christine Abela, the adult educator in Fort Liard.

It is International Adult Learners’ Week April 11 to 19! 

Let’s take a few moments to appreciate adults who make improving literacy a priority in their lives.   As an adult educator, I am lucky to be a part of the lifelong learning process for many people. 

March 31, 2015 - 4:11pm

Last week Lisa Campbell wrote about her daughter’s struggle to learn to read.  Maria was diagnosed with dyslexia in grade two – but only after her parents did their own research and paid for testing themselves.

March 24, 2015 - 5:12pm

Blog photo for Our Journey with DyslexiaGuest blogger Lisa Campbell is a former NWT Literacy Council staff member.  She continues to do contract work with us. 

I’ve worked in the education field for over 20 years and specifically in literacy for 15 years.  I was certain that my daughter would be reading by the age of five.

I read to Maria on the day that she came home from the hospital and I don’t think there has been a day that either my husband or I have not read to her.

March 18, 2015 - 7:05pm

There’s good news about Aboriginal languages in the Northwest Territories.

Participants at an Aboriginal language networking workshop were inspired last week by three young people attempting to learn their Aboriginal language.

This week CBC north highlighted a new Cree cooking show and the 17 people in the Dehcho involved in a University of Victoria language revitalization program.

March 10, 2015 - 8:41am

Dëneze Nakehk'o captured the feeling at the Weaving our Wisdom: A Territorial Wellness Gathering in his comment “wellness is the jackpot”.  That was his response to one participant who joked that one conference activity resembled BINGO.  A strong, healthy, collaborative north is the best prize any of us can hope for.


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