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 advisory committee (PGI Canada Committee). PGI Canada manages all national elements of the PGI events, Including:
In my association with the PGIs, I have come to understand some of the many reasons why a person has low literacy skills – including learning challenges that undermined self-confidence, difficult childhood circumstances or perhaps economic pressures that short-circuited educational opportunities. Every adult learner I have met expresses so much gratitude to their tutor for imparting the gift of literacy. By participating in a PGI event, you are helping to deliver that gift.
– Peter Mansbridge, Anchor of CBC-TV’s The National and National Spokesperson for the PGIs.
“Across this vast country the PGIs have become a ribbon of hope that links a network of unsung heroes – volunteer literacy tutors. Their work is instrumental to the effort by adults who struggle with reading and writing. It is a noble cause indeed, and I applaud and support each and every learner and tutor.”
– Shelagh Rogers O.C., Host of CBC’s The Next Chapter and Honourary PGI National Chair