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NWT Literacy Council
The NWT Literacy Council helps NWT communities build their capacity support literacy and essential skills programs by developing resources and learning materials; mentoring, training and support local literacy workers and projects; promoting, researching and sharing information about literacy and essential skills; and monitoring and responding to territorial/national literacy and essential skills policies.
Program areas include Aboriginal Languages, Family Literacy, Adult Literacy and Essential Skills, Youth Literacy and Plain Language.
Visit the NWT Literacy Council website for more information on their programs, research, resources and funding opportunities:
- Hard copies of many of their resources are available to order (free for NWT residents). Take a look at their Resources Catalogue for more information.
- The NWT Literacy Council has a Plain Language resource, a how-to guide on writing or editing using plain language.
- They also have resources for Aboriginal Languages and Literacies.
Plain Language Guides
Also known as clear language, plain language uses a style of writing that is relevant to the reader, direct, easy to understand, and easy to follow. Plain language means you think about your readers and pay attention to: how you organize the information, what you write, how you write and how you present the information.
Here are some useful guides on writing plain language from the NWT Literacy Council - Plain Language resource
NWT Recreation and Parks Association
The NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) works with communities across the NWT to promote healthy living through active recreation. They offer several training programs including an annual conference for recreation and sport leaders in the NWT. They also several funding programs to encourage physical activity.
Visit the NWTRPA website for more information on their training opportunities and programs.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada - Indigenous Student Resources
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) represents 97 public and private not-for-profit universities and university degree-level colleges. Indigienous Student Resources is a tool to help Indigenous students explore potential programs of study.
Click here to visit the Indigenous Student Resources page on the AUCC website for more information. There is also a link to the Aboriginal Bursary Search Tool which lists over 600 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.
Using Social Media
Social media is a communication and engagement technology that is increasingly adopted by individuals and organizations, including local governments. The following resources may be helpful for local governments in understanding and using social media:
- Using Twitter (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy)
- Primer for Effectively Using Social Media in Local Government (Local Government Management Association of BC)