About Us

PGI Canada: PGI Canada is the national body that oversees and coordinates the efforts of PGI events across Canada. PGI Canada is currently operated by a national director, an independent financial manager and a national board of directors (Peter Gzowski Foundation for Literacy). PGI Canada manages all national elements of the PGI events.

Overseeing national communications, branding and marketing initiatives

Organizing and programming the PGI National Forum

Ensuring each event operates within appropriate PGI guidelines

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

Local Organizing Committees: Each PGI has a local organizing committee made up of community volunteers and literacy organization staff. The PGIs report through PGI Canada. Peter Gzowski Foundation for Literacy: PGFL provides oversight to PGI Canada to ensure the continued success of the PGIs across the country. The PGFL also:

Has legal and financial responsibility for PGI Canada

Authorizes the preparation of annual audited financial statements for PGI Canada

PGI Outcomes and Use of Funds

$336,340 net dollars were raised by the PGIs in 2018. These funds were allocated to local literacy programs, services and activities.