NEWS and UPDATES
Reach-A-Reader fundraising campaign
CBAL and Black Press held their annual, local community fundraiser, Reach-A-Reader (RAR) in October. Events took place in communities around the region. All funds raised, from the sale of newspapers locally or donations, provided much needed support to local community programs. Thank you supporters! Check your Community page for news.
CBAL on Facebook - Hot topic
Columbia Basin Alliance for LiteracyOctober 17
Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP) funded through the Ministry of Advanced Education is helping to make a difference right here in our region. Check out the blog
CBAL on twitter @cbaliteracy
Working Together to Make a Difference
The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is respected locally and beyond for our leadership in community-based literacy programs, but this success could not be possible without the partnerships that exist across the region. Partnerships are essential to the work we do and benefit communities across the Basin and Boundary region.
Wild Books Blog Comments
Wild Book Blog
"We found it at Overwaitea in a shopping cart and left it at the Rec Centre in the ball pit! :-) How fun!"
CBAL's Welcoming Communities take action
CBAL will be providing Immigrant Settlement Services in the communities of Cranbrook, Kimberley, Castlegar, Greater Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks as part of the Welcoming Communities initiative funded by the federal and provincial governments.
Welcoming Communities is a collaborative effort involving many community organizations that will welcome immigrants to our region and ease their integration into our communities.
Follow the links to
our Community pages
for more information.
We are this region's not-for-profit literacy organization, supporting our 16 Community Literacy Coordinators serving 77 communities. We ensure there is program access and equitable funding across the regions. CBAL recognizes each community is unique, and works locally to design programs that meet participants' specific needs. Join us, follow us, support us.