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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).

Almost 46% 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.

“Free Range Kids” Community Presentation with Lenore Skenazy
January 25, 2017 at 6:30pm:  Eventbrite - "Free Range Kids" Community Presentation with Lenore Skenazy


**Mark your calendar for Unplug & Play Week: January 21-28, 2017



Fundraising for Literacy

LASS is fundraising to help support our literacy programs that run in the North Okanagan-Shuswap area. "One of the main programs that…

30 Nov 2016

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ONE TO ONE Statistics from Vernon and Kamloops

If you are a volunteer in our ONE TO ONE children's literacy program, you may have noticed we are tracking…

23 Nov 2016

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LASS Receives Funding for Small Group Literacy Program at MV…

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap (LASS) received good news when Enderby & District Financial Community Endowment Fund’s First West…

03 Oct 2016

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LASS Unveils First Little Free Library

LASS' Book Bin Assistant Ellen Zilkie and LOC Darcy Calkins fill LASS' first Little Free Library…

14 Sep 2016

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2016 Family Literacy Workshop

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, LASS hosted a Family Literacy Workshop for professionals who work with children and families. Presenters included…

30 May 2016

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