A Research Report and Action Plan
Authors: Nunavut Literacy Council
Collection: Research Materials
ISBN: 0-9735058-7-7, 978-0-9735058-7-0
This paper presents the results of a research project conducted by the Nunavut Literacy Council in 2006 in order to identify barriers that face youth seeking employment in Nunavut. Researchers also examined ways to re-engage marginalized youth in education, employment and community life and looked at the extent that literacy is a barrier to youth employment in Nunavut. In addition to the results of interviews with focus groups, this report includes information from a review of scholarly, popular and government literature on the northern economy, employment trends, Inuit culture, approaches to work and learning, and history. An action plan with recommendations for employers, educators, government, communities and the literacy council is also presented.