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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 and Play 2018 Schedule

Are you ready to step away from technology and reconnect with family? Join us for our seventh annual Unplug and Play…

08 Jan 2018

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Volunteer Tutors Needed

We are currently looking for volunteer tutors for our ONE TO ONE Children's Literacy Program and our Cyber Seniors Computer…

03 Jan 2018

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Unplug and Play January 20 to 27, 2018

We are excited to reveal the 2018 Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week schedule in early January. Our Unplug & Play Passports will also…

20 Dec 2017

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Announcing Unplug and Play 2018

LASS is busily planning for our annual Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week. From January 20 to January 27, 2018…

20 Nov 2017

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Join us for a viewing of the documentary SCREENAGERS

Screenagers is an award-winning documentary about families grappling with the social and developmental effects of screen time. The film will be shown…

08 Nov 2017

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