Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council and Evan J. Hoskins recently received honourable mentions for the prestigious Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award on August 26, 2019 for our Discover Online Integrated Information Technology (DOI2T) program.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver won the award over other nominees such as Community Living Toronto, Literal Change, Momentum Community Economic Development Organization, and Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council.

“This year’s LIA winners have yet again impressed us with not only their innovative and creative programming, but also with the demonstrated impact they’ve had in their communities,” said Mack Rogers, Executive Director of ABC Life Literacy Canada. “We are extremely grateful to Canada Life for their continued support of this award which is helping to build capacity in the literacy and learning community.”

Since its inception in 2012, 40 LIAs have been awarded to literacy organizations across the country (8 top awards and 32 honourable mention awards), representing $320,000 in funding for the field.

“We’d like to congratulate this year’s deserving winners. At Canada Life, we support educational initiatives that focus on adult literacy and recognize the need for programs that provide adult learners with the essential skills they need to succeed in life,” said Debbie Down, Director, Community Relations at Canada Life. “That is why we’re proud to support ABC Life Literacy Canada and the Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award. Working together with community organizations, we make a positive impact that helps improve the well-being of all Canadians.”

Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council, Sioux Lookout, ON
Program: Discover Online Integrated Information Technology (DOI2T)

The program provides access to new and exciting technology while encouraging participants to learn at their own pace. DOI2T serves both existing learners and has also generated interest from new learners from Sioux Lookout and several Indigenous communities in Northwestern Ontario. The program emphasizes technology-based learning that combines digital literacy and a hands-on creative component. More information can be found on the DOI2T website: as well as our Facebook group page.

About Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council

The Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council (SHLC) is a non-profit Literacy and Basic Skills organization funded by the Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities (MTCU). We are a community-based, client-centered group that operates the Sioux Lookout Learning Centre and Good Learning Anywhere e-Channel distance delivery program. We have been serving learners in this region since May 27, 1991.

Our office is located in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada and we are run by a volunteer board of directors. Our staff and volunteers are here to support and motivate learners as they become better at reading, writing, using computers and many other skills. Our team members are warm and welcoming to both Native and Non-native learners.

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan Baum
Executive Director
Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council

Evan J. Hoskins
Adult Literacy & Basic Skills Educator
DOI2T Co-Lead
Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council