Northern Adult Basic Education Project (NABE), Yukon College

Initiative Description: 

The Northern Adult Basic Education Program at Yukon College works in partnership with relevant stakeholders in the Yukon including First Nation governments, the local community associations, literacy service providers, and employers to introduce programming and build capacity that will significantly improve the Literacy and Essential Skills of Yukoners.

A framework for the NABE project based on priorities identified by Yukon’s First Nations was created outlining 5 key areas of concentration
• Assessment and PLAR
• Life Skills
• Case Management
• Skills for Employment
• College Preparation

Highlighting the 5 key areas, the NABE project began working with communities in developing programming ideas. With a strong emphasis on rural programming, each of the initiatives is designed to uniquely respond to the social and economic realities of the region in which it takes place.


Yukon College
Erica Bourdon, M.A.
ABE Coordinator/Instructor
First Nations Initiatives
(t) 867-456-8641
(f) 867-456-8667