About Us

The Peter Gzowski Foundation for Literacy (PGFL) is the national body that oversees and coordinates the efforts of PGI events across Canada. The PGFL manages all national elements of the PGI events, including:

Overseeing national communications, branding and marketing initiatives

Organizing and programming the PGI National Forum

Ensuring each event operates within appropriate PGI guidelines

Stewarding celebrity hosts and/or performers

Providing expertise, advice and ongoing support to PGI local organizing committees

Has legal and financial responsibility for PGIs

Authorizes the preparation of annual audited financial statements for PGFL

Local Organizing Committees: Each PGI has a local organizing committee made up of community volunteers and literacy organization staff. The PGIs report through the PGFL.

PGI Outcomes and Use of Funds

$382,923 net dollars were raised by the PGIs in 2019. These funds were allocated to local literacy programs, services and activities.