Council of the Federation Literacy Award

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Ontario's Winner of the 2016 Council of the Federation Literacy Award

Kenamatewin Native Learning Centre

Kenamatewin Native Learning Centre, a literacy and basic skills provider for adult learners in Kenora, is the winner of Ontario’s 2016 Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

By forging partnerships with the local school board, college, educators and key members of the provincial justice system, Executive Director Katherine Shine and her staff have helped hundreds of adult learners to upgrade their literacy skills so they can pursue further education and successfully transition to the workforce.

Kenamatewin Native Learning Centre was one of 13 winners announced by the Council of the Federation on International Literacy Day on September 8, 2016.

This year’s award honours an organization that has demonstrated exceptional collaborative efforts to create, implement or sustain innovative approaches to literacy that support Ontario’s adult learners to reach their goals.

Premier Kathleen Wynne honoured the team at Kenamatewin Native Learning Centre for their commitment to helping some of northern Ontario’s most disadvantaged adult learners.

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