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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.


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



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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3rd Annual Spelling Bee Fundraiser is a Success

How would you spell “hoi polloi”? If you don’t know, you are in good company. Even the self-described best spellers…

14 May 2016

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Free Family Literacy Workshop for Professionals

LASS is offering a free professional development opportunity for professionals who work with children and families. Learn about ways to introduce literacy…

11 May 2016

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