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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.





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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More Spelling Bee Teams Needed

  Our 3rd Annual Team Spelling Bee Fundraiser is coming up quickly. Our goal is to have 15 teams, and we…

26 Apr 2016

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