Made in the North Forum - Final Report: What We Learned Together (2013)

Made in the North was a forum held in October 2012 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and organized collaboratively by the literacy councils of Canada’s three territories. The forum brought together 140 adult educators, employers, policy-makers, language experts, literacy practitioners, and Aboriginal and community leaders from the territories and from Labrador.

This document outlines the events of the forum, and the plans and ideas generated there.

Forum sessions were dominated by the themes of workplace-based learning as a model for building basic skills; tapping grassroots innovation through non-formal community-based programs; exploring the innovative approaches developed by northern colleges; and navigating multicultural and multilingual worlds, and understanding multiple literacies.

Delegates enthusiastically endorsed the idea of a pan-northern network to continue the work started at the forum, and to learn more about successful initiatives. The authors note that there was a sense of pride in how people in the region are developing innovative programs that respond to northern needs.

Efforts are being made to develop a multi-sectoral collaborative network that would continue to build the capacity of stakeholders to address such issues as unemployment, poverty, and socioeconomic disadvantages in northern communities.

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2013-08-07
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Nunavut Literacy Council, NWT Literacy Council and Yukon Literacy Coalition. Made in the North Forum - Final Report: What We Learned Together 2013. Web. 29 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/made_in_the_north/final_report_2013/final_report_2013.pdf>
Nunavut Literacy Council, NWT Literacy Council & Yukon Literacy Coalition (2013). Made in the North Forum - Final Report: What We Learned Together. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/made_in_the_north/final_report_2013/final_report_2013.pdf
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