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Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council wins award

By Tim Davidson Sep 11, 2023 | 12:12 PM
The Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council is $20,000 richer.

The council was singled out for it’s Good Learning Anywhere program.

Linda Wright is the of distance projects and says they work with federal inmates to improve their life skills.

“This particular program is the first of it’s kind in a federal institution,” says Wright.

“We’re working with individuals who are in the corrections system and they have access to community programs that are offering digital literacy skills.”

Wright says the program has been growing.

“We started with one course and that was successful.  And so that partnership has continued now and we have close to 30 courses offered and in the last year, 3,500 certificates of completion have been issued, so that’s been very successful.”

The Sioux-Hudson Literacy council won the first prize in the Canada Life Literacy Innovation Awards.