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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 Movie Event at Salmar Classic Theatre “Sensitive: The Untold Story” Movie Event In Partnership with Okanagan College, LASS is co-presenting a free showing of the movie “Sensitive:…

04 Apr 2017

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LASS AGM & Volunteer Tea 2017

  LASS would like to honour all of our amazing volunteers, donors, members, and supporters at this year's Volunteer Tea &…

03 Apr 2017

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4th Annual Team Spelling Bee

Our 4th Annual Team Spelling Bee Fundraiser for community literacy programs and initiatives is fast approaching! Will the SilverQuacks reign supreme,…

31 Mar 2017

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