What is CBAL?
The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2001 operating in the Columbia Basin and Boundary.
We partner with community
organizations to develop, deliver and promote programs and services to help citizens of all ages improve their literacy skills and engage in lifelong learning.
What is our mission? (Why we exist)
CBAL's purpose is to promote literacy and lifelong learning throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary by educating the public about the importance of literacy and by supporting local community actions related to literacy.
What is our vision? (What we are ultimately trying to achieve)
Local communities across the Columbia Basin and Boundary will be healthy, inclusive, and committed to literacy and learning as lifelong and life-wide activities.
What is our strategic plan?
To learn more about CBAL and the organization's direction for 2016 - 2019, read our Strategic Plan.
Where can I find CBAL?
CBAL's 16 Community Literacy Coordinators work with local planning committees to develop and deliver effective literacy services and programs in 77 communities throughout the region. We have close to 200 employees and over 400 volunteers.
Find out more in Community Programs.
Click here to view our
CBAL Program Map.
Thank you to our regional funders:
- College of the Rockies
- Columbia Basin Trust
- Decoda Literacy Solutions
- Government of Canada
- Province of BC
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
- Selkirk College