About

Graduates of Portage Learning and Literacy Centre's Programs

Our Mission Statement

Through a positive and supportive environment, the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is committed to providing the residents of Portage la Prairie and surrounding areas with opportunities to realize individual, literacy, educational, employment, and life goals.

Board of Directors

The affairs of the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre are governed by a Board of Directors. Board members may be elected at the Annual General Meeting or be invited to join the Board by a simple majority vote of the Board.

The Board of Directors is the acknowledged final authority of PLLC.  Its objectives are as follows:  (1) To ensure that services provided are within the Objects of PLLC, Inc.;  (2) To ensure that the highest possible standards of service are offered and available to the community at reasonable cost; (3) To ensure the financial health of PLLC, Inc.

The current PLLC Board of Directors are:

Yvette Souque, Chair
Phillip J.C. Lapointe, Secretary
Beverly Phillips, Co-Chair
Shawn Roulette, Treasurer
Al Braun, Board Member
Sheila Cole, Board Member
Pam Ellis, Board Member
Donnovan Hillman, Board Member
Komal Aggarwal, Board Member
Liz Driedger, Board Member
Cathy Dowd, Program Director (ex-officio)
Laurie Collier, Education Director (ex-officio)

The PLLC Board held an Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Co-Chair Report to the AGM (providing major highlights from 2018) can be picked up at our office or you can email us to request a copy.

Management

The day-to-day operations of the organization are overseen by two Directors, the Education Director and the Program Director, who work together as co-managers, both reporting directly to the Board of Directors. The Education programs (Mature Grade 12 and Literacy) are managed by the Education Director, and the Employment, Work Experience, Settlement as well as smaller programs such as Money Management Training are managed by the Program Director. The PLLC has 17 full-time staff, at least 7 part-time staff positions, and over 40 volunteers working together to provide the best quality services and programs to help individuals in the Central Plains region meet their needs and achieve their goals.

Funders & Partners

Funders

The PLLC receives support from a number of different funding bodies. These include government, foundations, and community funds. We want to thank our funders for their on-going support of the PLLC. Your contribution allows us to better serve and assist the residents of Portage la Prairie and surrounding communities.

Partners

The PLLC works with a myriad of partners including educational institutions, service providers, settlement agencies, youth serving agencies and community based organizations. We believe that working together in partnership allows us to further our mandate by building stronger supports for our community. Thank you to all of our partners for their solidarity, support and collaboration.

Upcoming Events

Sep
19
Thu
6:00 pm ESL Stage 1 Class @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Stage 1 Class @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a formal English as a Second Language (ESL) class for any Permanent Resident assessed at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 1-4. We also offer support services such as transportation to and from classes and childminding while you are attending classes. We offer continuous intake, so contact us today to register!
6:00 pm ESL Stage 2 Class @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Stage 2 Class @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a formal English as a Second Language (ESL) class for any Permanent Resident assessed at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5-8. We also offer support services such as transportation to and from classes and childminding while you are attending classes. We offer continuous intake, so contact us today to register!
Sep
24
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Stage 1 Class @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Stage 1 Class @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a formal English as a Second Language (ESL) class for any Permanent Resident assessed at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 1-4. We also offer support services such as transportation to and from classes and childminding while you are attending classes. We offer continuous intake, so contact us today to register!
6:00 pm ESL Stage 2 Class @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Stage 2 Class @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a formal English as a Second Language (ESL) class for any Permanent Resident assessed at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5-8. We also offer support services such as transportation to and from classes and childminding while you are attending classes. We offer continuous intake, so contact us today to register!
Sep
25
Wed
6:00 pm ESL Stage 1 & 2 Class @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Stage 1 & 2 Class @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a formal English as a Second Language (ESL) class for any Permanent Resident assessed at CLB 1-8. We also offer support services such as transportation to and from classes. We offer continuous intake, so contact us today to register!