Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient

Ilze Epners: Yamaska Literacy Council

Yamaska Literacy Council’s (YLC) Ilze Epners and Wendy Seys have been involved in adult literacy initiatives for decades. Their work is focused on increasing resources available to populations in rural Quebec that are in need of support.

The YLC has provided literacy services to adults in Quebec since 1981 including free one-to-one tutoring, volunteer training and awareness initiatives.

Since 2000, YLC has also provided tutoring to inmates at the Cowansville Institution as well as the recent development of a booklet called Learning with Your Child. Ilze and Wendy are focused on providing opportunities to students outside the regular system. Retired from the field of education both continue their involvement in promoting literacy through the YLC.