Council of the Federation Announces Literacy Award Winners for 2010

Eleanor Millard – Yukon
Much of Eleanor Millard’s adult education work was originally in the field of adult literacy. As a founding member and president of the Yukon Literacy Council, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the first adult literacy programs in Yukon. Ms. Millard was the developer and coordinator of Project Wordpower (Yukon Learn Society), which has successfully operated since the program’s inception, and she has since been contracted to train volunteer tutors for them. She has trained First Nations in training-on-the-job positions in social services, adult education and economic development. Ms. Millard designed and developed several education and social service projects, including a flexible six-step funding proposal writing workshop which was presented in the Yukon and B.C. Ms. Millard’s northern experience has given her a creative but practical approach to community-based research and education that responds realistically to unique situations. She has work experience in all three territories and has applied, and continues to apply, her education and experience to several volunteer board positions in the field of adult literacy.

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