6. Recommendations for the NWT Literacy
Build a strong case for plain language.
There are studies about literacy and education levels that show the
need for plain
language in the NWT. Building a strong case means collecting the information
educating the people who can make change happen.
Using plain language within the GNWT competes with many other priorities
and interests. How can the NWT Literacy Council help move plain language
closer to the top of the priority list?
- Demonstrate how plain language training and promotion costs for
the GNWT would be balanced by savings in time, money, and by improved
- Educate and actively recruit plain language champions within the
GNWT, particularly among Members of the Legislative Assembly, Deputy
Ministers, Assistant Deputy Ministers, and others with influence.
Make sure enough champions are recruited so that momentum will not
be harmed by an election, staff turnover, or change of circumstances.
Get support for the important elements of a plan to implement plain
- Apply political pressure.