The Lake View Learning Centre is operated by the Dawson Creek Literacy Society, a not-for-profit community organization. The Society was founded in 1991 and has been growing ever since. Our success is due to the active participation and dedication of our board, staff, volunteers, learners and community partners.
Our office can be found at 929 – 102 Avenue in downtown Dawson Creek, BC.
Jennifer has been with the Literacy Society since 2000. She has several years’ experience in the human services field and thoroughly enjoys working with all of the Literacy Society’s learners. Jennifer has been instrumental in the development of the Society’s English as a Second Language programs as well as the Settlement Services. She continues to help build the Literacy and Settlement programs. Jennifer often tutors learners, assists newcomers with their settlement needs and meets with community partners.
Caitlyn started with the Literacy Society in August 2023, joining the team after 10 years’ experience in the non-profit sector in Dawson Creek. She is a University of Alberta alumnus, with a Master of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Music in Musicology. Caitlyn is also a certified Kindermusik Educator and has international experience from the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria. Caitlyn founded the Dawson Creek Choral Society in 2014 where she spent six years teaching music, musical theatre, and Kindermusik both in group settings and one-on-one to people of all ages and backgrounds. Since the pandemic, Caitlyn has been working in the social services sector and found a passion for helping people with a hand up and breaking down barriers for vulnerable people in our community. She has a large blended family and in her spare time enjoys baking, gardening, and exploring the beautiful Peace Region.
Zi Qing immigrated to Canada in 2007 from China. She has a background in accounting and bookkeeping. She was the treasurer for our board of directors for several years and is a graduate of Northern Lights College. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, likes gardening, walking, biking, and exercising outside.
Michele has been working in partnership with the Literacy Society since 2010. She graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria in 2006 from the Faculty of Social Science (Anthropology). Before returning to university, Michele worked in broadcasting and communications for 10 years. She currently works as the Literacy Outreach Coordinator for Literacy Now and is our English Language Instructor.
Board of Directors
Eva was born and raised in Hungary and worked as a RN at a NICU and was a member and Head Nurse of an Infant Transport Team. She moved to Canada in September 2007 as a live-in nanny. Since then she has had the opportunity to work in various positions. Eva is a substitute teacher with SD59 since November 2019. Through her participation in our language classes she has become an active volunteer. Dancing has always made her happy. She did Hungarian folk dances in Hungary and started to discover the Middle Eastern dances (aka belly dance) in Dawson Creek shortly after her arrival, and about a year ago began taking Zumba classes.
Vice Chair – Amna Khaliq
Amna teaches face-to-face and online Business Management courses as a permanent faculty. She has an MBA in Economic Development (Cape Breton University), B.COMM honours (University of Windsor), Adult Education Learning Diploma (Vancouver Community College), Women’s Leadership Development Certificate (University of Oxford) and E-learning Certificate (University of Toronto). She likes to travel (blessed to have been to more than 35 countries), volunteer, work out, read, and spend time with her family in her spare time. Her research interest involves economic development, education, and strategic leadership. She has presented her research at various national and international conferences. She believes the communities are not given; they are built.
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Masoumeh moved to Canada from Iran in 2008. She became involved in our organization as an English language learner and volunteer when she and her family moved to Dawson Creek. Two growing boys keep her busy. Masoumeh loves to study and learn new things and is looking forward to serving on our board.
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