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The Saanich Peninsula Literacy Task Group is comprised of community representatives committed to strengthening life-long literacy.
Communities along the Saanich Peninsula will be engaged in building literacy skills and abilities essential for living a good life and supporting oneself, family and community.

What we do

We promote literacy and lifelong learning on the Saanich Peninsula by building awareness and by supporting community actions related to literacy.

Awareness Building & Communications
We increase community awareness of the value that literacy life-long learning plays in individual and community life. We do this through…

Capacity building
We are strengthening and supporting literacy development for people and places along the Saanich Peninsula through strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts in the following ways.

  • Building a Peninsula Literacy Scan 
    Gaining a better understanding of what is currently offered on the Peninsula
  • Supporting the Early Years, School Age, Adult & Family Literacy Populations
    Bringing groups and individuals together to build support & capacity Community linking and connecting opportunities
    Small project funding support
    Sharing resources, books and information
    Promoting community-wide literacy programs and events

Task Group Membership

The Saanich Peninsula Literacy Task Group includes community representatives who think about and initiate actions to support and promote life-long literacy.  Because literacy is directly linked to the well-being and growth of individuals and communities, task group members recognize the importance of literacy as a community building tool and a strategy for supporting economic, social, health and educational goals. To support literacy effectively, the Task Group focuses on strategic thinking around gaps, assets and collaborative efforts that will bring about potential solutions.

If you would like to become a member of our Task Group, please contact the Literacy Outreach Coordinator.  Our active and associate members include:

University of Victoria – Michael Lines
Camosun College – Karen Lightbody
Beacon Community Services
– Megan Madsen
Confederation of University Women’s Club – Sonya Emperingham
Greater Victoria Public Library – TBD
Individual Learning Centre (ILC) – Debbie Nikkel
Peninsula 1000 x 5 Children’s Book Recycling Project – Daphne Macnaughton
Peninsula Connections for Early Childhood (PCEC) – Daphne Macnaughton
Saanich School District (#63) – Carly Hunter & Darcy Mcnee
Sidney / North Saanich Library – Sharon Walker
Sidney Literary Festival – Janet Daines
Victoria Literacy Connection – Christine Bossi
District of North Saanich – Councillor Patricia Pearson
District of Central Saanich – Councillor Gordon Newton
Community – Madelaine Hittos

Saanich Peninsula Literacy Outreach Coordinator
Shantael Sleight –

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