Ottawa invests $27 million for adult basic education for Northerners

February 24, 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday a $27-million investment over 5 years to expand adult basic education in the territories. The Northern Adult Basic Education Program aims to improve access to basic skills upgrades, such as improved literacy and numeracy, so working-age adults are better positioned to participate in the labour market. Programming will be delivered through Aurora College, Nunavut Arctic College, and Yukon College. Nunavut Arctic College will receive $11 million of the funding. Yukon College will get $300,000 so far and can apply for more over the next 5 years. Aurora College will receive $620,000 with the potential for more in the future. Canada News Centre | Nunavut News Release | Yukon College News | Canadian Press