Donald Inverarity has been an instructor for the Yukon Learn Society for ten years. He teaches Digital Skills for the Work World and a pre-employment program in rural communities, serving people with learning difficulties and barriers to employment.
Donald is the Yukon’s recipient of the 2022 Council of the Federation Literacy Award. This award celebrates Donald's transformative role in developing adult literacy across the territory since 1974. Especially his pioneering work in digital literacy and technology education. Premier Sandy Silver presented the award to Donald at a small ceremony held at the Jim Smith Building with family, friends and colleagues in attendance.
Over the past 50 years, Donald has assisted in literacy development for countless Yukoners. He is admired and respected for his long-term role in improving the literacy of others in practical, meaningful, and wide-ranging ways. Donald has served as a board member during the early development of what is now Opportunities Yukon and held the role of executive director of the Yukon Entrepreneurship Centre Society.
A lifelong educator, Donald has taught life skills through Junior Achievement Canada, e-commerce in rural communities and financial management within Yukon First Nation communities.
The Council of the Federation Literacy Award recognizes the importance of literacy in enabling participation as a full and active citizen in all areas of society. As the 2022 award recipient for the Yukon, Donald receives a certificate signed by Premier Sandy Silver, a personalized gift, and a Council of the Federation Literacy Award medallion.
Congratulations Don! Well Done.