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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.

Pawsitive Reading

pawsitiveThe Pawsitive Reading program is a community based literacy initiative created in partnership with St. John Ambulance and School District No. 83. As part of the Pawsitive Reading Program, children have the opportunity to choose a special book and read it aloud to a friendly dog named Moby.

Moby has been specially trained to work with children and he loves listening to stories! A child who may be hesitant to read aloud to his/her peers is typically less stressed about reading to a dog, since the dog will never judge the child’s reading ability. This program helps to increase a child’s comfort level and confidence with reading aloud.

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