Team

Meet the PEG Canada Team

The PEG Canada team is friendly, flexible, down-to-earth, and dedicated to teaching internationally educated professionals. We collectively bring nearly 100 years of EAL teaching, testing, and curriculum development in Canada.


Debbie Kroeker, PEG CanadaDebbie Kroeker | Executive Director
dkroeker@pegcanada.ca
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Avid coffee drinker | Runs a tight ship at book club | Self-proclaimed grammarian | Loves pizza Fridays with her family, Victoria Beach, and everyday simple pleasures | Lifelong learner and newcomer advocate | Believes learning happens best through relationships

Mastery of language affords remarkable power. (Frantz Fanon)


Stephen Sawchyn, PEG CanadaStephen Sawchyn | EAL Specialist/I-CELBAN Lead
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Guitar junkie | Loves red wooden canoes, music festivals, making photographs, and old things | Married a genius and amazed by his kids | Passionate about learning new skills and working with newcomers to Canada

There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in. (Leonard Cohen)


Sylvia Provenski, PEG CanadaSylvia Provenski | EAL Specialist
Brandon, Manitoba

Healthy lifestyle enthusiast| | Loves essential oils, the Winnipeg Jets, grandkids, and FaceTime with her daughters | Passionate about learning  | Dedicated to providing the best, most accessible, and personal online learning experience for internationally educated professionals in Canada

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. (Mahatma Gandhi)


Linda Olsen, PEG CanadaLinda Olson | RN/EAL Specialist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Farmer | Actor | Playwright | Stand-Up Comedian (all dirt related)
Teacher | Nurse (not dirt related, but still important)

Dirt. It’s the basis of everything. If you don’t have dirt, you don’t have anything. (Linda Olson, Compost Evangelist)


Amy Armstrong, PEG CanadaAmy Armstrong | EAL Specialist
Steinbach, Manitoba

Bubble Tea nut | 60s folk music buff | Lover of art and design, dinners on the patio with friends and family and road trips to anywhere | Enjoys sharing ideas and learning about new cultures | Believes that a supportive and positive environment is key to learning

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. (Albert Einstein)


Linda Manimtim, PEG CanadaLinda Manimtim | EAL Specialist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Teacher | Travel addict | Self-proclaimed food critic | Super geek and incorrigible daydreamer | Enjoys words, graphics, academic discussion, web design, cartoons, and the oxford comma | Passionate about newcomer settlement, languages, and culture | Lives in the eye of the hurricane of having three small children | Learns by teaching, leads with love

There is no failure. Only feedback. (Robert Allen)


Nicole Moore, PEG CanadaNicole Moore | EAL Specialist
Squamish, British Columbia

Outdoor enthusiast | Music lover and Netflix binger | Passionate about helping newcomers acquire the soft skills they need to succeed

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. (Annie Dillard)


Desire MercerDesirae Mercer | EAL Specialist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

 

 


Elizabeth Nachtigall, PEG CanadaElizabeth Nachtigall | EAL Specialist
Winnipeg, Manitoba