The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is the Columbia Basin and Boundary's not-for-profit literacy organization, working in 77 communities across south-east British Columbia.
Our 16 Community Literacy Coordinators work with local planning committees to provide effective literacy programs and services for people of all ages in the communities we serve.
News and Updates
Congratulations to Marilyn Cobban and Blue Sky Clothing Company on their Champion for Literacy Award
In April, CBAL presented Marilyn Cobban and her company, Blue Sky Clothing Company, a Champion for Literacy award. We wanted to recognize and thank Marilyn and her staff for the amazing support they have given CBAL and literacy throughout the province. Thank you Blue Sky!
Blue Sky has been involved in the Decoda Literacy Solutions Sock it to Literacy campaign; for every pair of merino wool socks sold, $1 goes to support local literacy programs. Interested in getting a pair of these cozy socks and supporting literacy? Visit a Blue Sky store or shop Blue Sky online.
Thank you Columbia Basin Trust!
CBT has committed $1 million over two years to support CBAL's literacy programs and services! CBT has been a CBAL partner for over 16 years and has been instrumental in helping us expand our literacy and lifelong learning initiatives throughout the Columbia Basin. Thank you CBT!
CBAL’s Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Desneiges Profili as our new Executive Director. Desneiges will begin her duties as ED on May 1, 2017, following the retirement of our current ED, Ali Wassing.
Currently Desnieges is working as a Regional Program Manager for CBAL.
Thank you to our regional funders: