Saanich Peninsula Literacy
The Saanich Peninsula Literacy Task Group will build a strong literacy network in the community and form a united voice to advocate for literacy development & enrichment for all ages.
Mission: To increase awareness of literacy and learning and build community capacity to strengthen and sustain literacy programs and services.

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Some examples of what we do in collaboration with community:

  • providing resources for building literacy awareness,
  • gathering local literacy research,
  • planning the Open Air Library event,
  • building community capacity for understanding and embedding literacy

Task Group Membership

Access Speech Language Services – Marlene Lewis
Beacon Community Services
– Denise Smith
Confederation of University Women’s Club – Sonya Emperingham
Greater Victoria Public Library – Sarah Harrison
Individual Learning Centre (ILC) – Debbie Nikkel
PCEC 1000 x 5 Children’s Book Recycling Project – Daphne Macnaughton
Peninsula Connections for Early Childhood (PCEC) – Marlene Dergousoff
Saanich Adult Education Centre (SAEC) – Diane Kirby
Saanich School District (#63) – Mark Fraser
Sidney / North Saanich Library – Sharon Walker
Sidney Literary Festival – Janet Daines
Success By 6 – Lisa Fenton

Saanich Peninsula Literacy Outreach Coordinator
Shantael Sleight –

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