Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. The Need to Examine Literacy Supports for Seniors in the NWT
    2. Research Methodology and Approach
    3. Literacy Among Seniors
  2. NWT SENIOR LITERACY NEEDS AND LITERACY SUPPORTS
    1. Characteristics of the NWT Senior Population
    2. The Demand for NWT Seniors Literacy Supports
    3. Supports for Senior Literacy in the NWT
  3. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    1. Conclusions
    2. Recommendations
  4. APPENDICES
    1. Appendix A: Interview Guides
    2. Appendix B: Community Case Studies
    3. Appendix C: Bibliography and List of Contacts
  5. Tables
    1. Table 1: Perceptions and Realities about Seniors
    2. Table 2: NWT and Selected Community Senior Population Estimates, 2003
    3. Table 3: NWT Senior Population Projections, 2004, 2009, and 2014
    4. Table 4: NWT Seniors' Highest Level of Education, 2001
    5. Table 5: NWT Labour Force Activity by S CCelected Characteristics, 2002
    6. Table 6: Total Income by Age for the NWT Population 15 or more Years of Age, 2001
    7. Table 7: Summary of NWT Seniors Literacy Projects, 2001/02 - 2003/04