Kimberley Literacy Contact
Community Literacy Coordinator
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Community Literacy Calendar
Here is our Spring 2013 program calendar (in .pdf format) for you to download.
Kimberley selected to deliver WelcomeBC program
The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour has contracted with CBAL to deliver the WelcomeBC Welcoming Communities Program (WCP) services in Cranbrook and Kimberley.
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Thank you to our funders
• British Columbia Gaming Commission
• College of the Rockies
• Columbia Basin Trust
• Decoda Literacy Solutions
• Government of Canada
• Ministry of Advanced Education
• School District #6 Rocky Mountain
• Selkirk College
POPS (Parents of Primary Students) is a program of evening sessions where parents, students and their primary teacher come together to be actively involved in learning. Offered with the support of School District #6 and Elementary School PACS.
Roots of Empathy is a classroom-based parenting program that aims to reduce aggression through the fostering of empathy and emotional literacy. A baby and parent visit a class once a month for a full school year with a facilitator.
Selkirk Graphic Novel Club is a facilitated group to
support students interested in sharing and discussing graphic novels together. Offered in partnership with Selkirk staff.
StrongStart is a family drop-in program for parents with children 5 and under to play and interact in a supportive and educational environment. Runs 5 days/wk. Wednesday night supper program supported by the Kimberley Royal Bank
Programs for Adults
Adult Tutoring Program trains volunteers to work with adults wishing to improve their reading, writing, speaking, and/or numeracy skills.
‘Settling In’ ESL Program provides a trained 1-1 volunteer tutor to work with immigrant and refugee adults to improve their reading, writing and oral communication skills. There are also Beginner, Intermediate and Drop-in ESL classes to help support ESL adults.
Seniors Computer Classes offers beginner and intermediate lessons to teach basic computer knowledge & to practice new skills. Located at the Kimberley College of the Rockies Campus.
Chopping Block is a free literacy through cooking program for adults. CBAL offers this program with the Kimberley Food Bank.
Immigrant Welcome Centre
Located at the Kimberley Public Library, this centre will provide settlement assistance services to all immigrants. Information and Support is available 4 days a week Tuesday – Friday. Please consult our program calendar for the scheduled hours.