by Hospice Yukon, Yukon Learn and Volunteer Yukon
The Yukon is full of amazing volunteers. Here are just a few people whose donation of their time and energy makes a difference in their communities
Audrey Lougheed has had a long connection with literacy in the Yukon. She was a founding member and on the board of directors for Project Wordpower, which, in 1985, was the first literacy project in Whitehorse. She was also a tutor for the project for several years.
Until recently, she was on the board of directors for Yukon Learn, and has been a tutor with them for the last five years. She continues to tutor two learners.
Born in British Columbia, Audrey always wanted to come to the North, and in 1981 she moved to Yellowknife for a job with Northwestel. She was quickly transferred to her first choice, the Yukon, and worked as an operator for Northwestel in Whitehorse from 1981 to 2007, when she retired.