Throughout Nunavut, low literacy in youth results in nearly half of the working-age population struggling with serious challenges. The resulting social and economic costs are monumental for families and communities. Negative impacts can affect health, food security, personal and cultural identity, as well as impede economic development and productivity. The Nunavut Literacy Council was awarded $300,000 in recognition of their knowledge to action plan to embed literacy into high-quality, culturally-based programming. The project focusses on supporting the many Nunavummiut who lack the literacy skills needed to thrive in today’s society. The knowledge to action plan will achieve this by promoting and supporting literacy initiatives in the official languages of Nunavut with respect for the principles of community capacity building and development.