'Back on track': Boost in funds for literacy program to help young northerners enter job market

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The Nunavut Literacy Council and its northern counterparts have received over $1.6 million for youth development in the territories.

The funding is part of the federal government’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) and will help 72 youth across Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon who are looking to enter the workforce with skills and confidence building.

Adriana Kusugak, the executive director of Ilitaqsiniq (Nunavut Literacy Council), said the pan-territorial program will be run in collaboration with the NWT Literacy Council and the Yukon Literacy Coalition.

There will be two cohorts for the program over two years, each around three and half months in length.

“It will be very much an Ilitaqsiniq-style

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