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Mission

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.

 

 

LASS News

2016 Unplug & Play Schedule

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

12 Jan 2016

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2016 Jam the GM

The 2016 Jam the GM Children's Book Drive takes place throughout the month of January.  LASS is challenging community members,…

05 Jan 2016

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Christmas Letters Workshop for Seniors

LASS is offering a series of technology workshops for seniors in Blind Bay. This upcoming session is on Christmas Letters. [floated…

29 Oct 2015

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iPads & Tablets Workshop for Seniors

LASS is offering a series of technology workshops for seniors in Blind Bay. This upcoming session is on iPads and…

13 Oct 2015

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