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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.


Unplug & Play 2017

During Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week in January each year, children and their families are encouraged to disconnect from…

04 Jan 2017

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Jam the GM 2017

The 2017 Jam the GM Children's Book Drive takes place throughout the month of January. The Literacy Alliance of the…

03 Jan 2017

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America's Worst Mom Coming to Salmon Arm

Lenore Skenazy, “America’s Worst Mom”, is coming to speak in Salmon Arm on Jan 25 during Unplug and Play Family…

30 Dec 2016

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