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The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society promotes literacy in the North Okanagan-Shuswap area through awareness, collaborative partnerships, and education in order to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community.

Definition of Literacy

Literacy is an individual’s ability to understand his/her world and function within it.


DSC_2569Literacy is defined as “the ability to understand and employ printed information in daily activities at home, at work and in the community – to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.”
(OECD and Statistics Canada, IALS definition of literacy).

Around 40% of adults in BC do not have the literacy skills they need to achieve their goals, to function and thrive in the modern economy, and to develop their knowledge and potential.


Volunteers Needed to Read with Kids

If you love to read and are interested in working with children, consider becoming a volunteer with the One to…

17 Sep 2015

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New Blind Bay Cyber Seniors Program

Jennifer Findlay (LASS), George Landry (Chair, CISRC), Tom Wainwright, Sue McCrae (President, SSHSS), Shirley Stuart (Volunteer…

08 Sep 2015

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Cyber Seniors Program Seeks Facilitator

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society is looking to fill the position of Cyber Seniors Program Coordinator at our…

02 Sep 2015

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LASS is Hiring!

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) is a non-profit charitable organization that promotes literacy in the North Okanagan-Shuswap…

23 Jun 2015

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2015 Spelling Bee Fundraiser Results

2015 Spelling Bee Winners Kween Beez Our 2nd Annual Team Spelling Bee Fundraiser was a success! We…

05 May 2015

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2015 Spelling Bee Fundraiser

You are invited to join LASS for our 2nd Annual Team Spelling Bee Fundraiser. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and a fun team-building…

30 Mar 2015

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2015 AGM & Volunteer Tea

Please join us to celebrate our volunteers and supporters (you!) during our AGM and Volunteer Tea. When: Thursday, April 23, 2015 Where:…

12 Mar 2015

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Jam the GM 2015

Throughout the month of January, a GM vehicle will be in the Salmon Arm GM showroom, and the challenge is…

12 Jan 2015

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.