The Greater Moncton Literacy Advisory Board (GMLAB) is a volunteer-based organization with a mandate to unite the communities of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview in the promotion of literacy through awareness, advocacy and education. Originally founded as Tri Community Literacy Board, the organization was the result of a roundtable held in 1990 - International Literacy Year.
The board comprises a broad cross-section of community representation from throughout southeastern New Brunswick, including municipalities, economic and social development agencies, service groups and the corporate sector. The constitution provides for up to 30 board members and expressions of interest from those willing to offer their services are always welcome.
GMLAB's activities include ongoing efforts to secure support from government, private industry, labour, service groups and the community at large for the promotion of literacy, including support for workplace skills programs in private enterprise. It encourages and supports measures to reduce the number of students leaving the educational system with inadequate reading skills and maintains a continuing focus on the development of children, youth and adults who may be experiencing literacy challenges, through increased involvement of family and community.
The annual Peter Gzowski Invitational golf tournament, commonly known as “the PGI”, was held locally every August – part of a nation-wide network of fund-raising events. The PGI’s intensely loyal following makes it a major source of funding for the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick who in turn continues to support the activities of our Board. GMLAB members are proud to be part of this prestigious event, both in helping to make it happen and in ensuring that the proceeds are invested in a meaningful way.