Summary of Outputs & Outcomes (2001-2004)

Outputs Outcomes How We Know
  • 7 regional/NWT training sessions held
  • 3 community training sessions held
  • 2 evaluation/training meetings held
  • 207 FL providers trained
  • 1 or more FL providers in each NWT community
  • 120 FL programs/events run in NWT communities with ECD $
  • $255,000 spent on FL programs in NWT communities
  • Each community in the NWT, except 1, has run 1 or more FL programs
  • Over 600 adults & 1000 children participated in programs during Years 1 & 2 (Year 3 figures not yet available)
  • More books in NWT homes
  • A network of NWT FL providers
  • Improved skills among some FL providers, including literacy levels
  • Increased awareness of importance of literacy
  • Increased awareness of importance of parents’ role in children’s literacy development
  • Increased awareness of importance of culture & language in literacy development
  • Parents recognize value of literacy
  • Increased interaction among parents
  • Increased interactions among community organizations, such as school and adult education; Band and school
  • Increased opportunities for employment in some communities
  • Literacy generally & family literacy, in particular, have a higher profile in NWT communities
  • Some FL providers report improved selfesteem/ confidence/ literacy levels
  • Children ask parents to take them to programs/events
  • Parents who never ordered books before order books from Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Community stores are stocking more books/early childhood materials because families are asking for them
  • Increased borrowing of books by families reported from 1 library; increased sales of children’s books
  • New learners reported in 2 adult education programs as a result of family literacy
  • Parents report increased parent-child interactions
  • Parents report they do more literacy activities with their children, such as reading, counting, colouring, drawing, crafts, bookmaking
  • Parents can tell how they have changed their literacy practices
  • 3 communities applied for funding for FL coordinators; other communities have hired part-time FL providers
  • Several communities have literacy committees