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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).

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.




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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LASS Volunteer Tea & AGM

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) would like to honour all of our wonderful volunteers, members, and supporters…

28 Mar 2016

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3rd Annual Team Spelling Bee

Please join us on May 13, 2016 from 7:15am to 8:45am at the Prestige Inn in Salmon Arm for the…

21 Mar 2016

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Blind Bay Seniors Tablet Workshop

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

17 Mar 2016

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