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
Enjoy this months blog! My Brain on Books by Sayre Knight, Community Literacy Coordinator Slocan Valley.
Telling Our Life Stories- Registration is Open!
CBAL has developed a three module series based on our popular Telling Our Life Stories (TOLS) program. This is an online program designed to inspire you to write about your life. It is self-directed and can be done at your own pace.
Want to register? Visit https://www.cbal.org/tols-registration.html and register today!
Learn more by watching our promotional video on our YouTube page:
COVID-19 Update April 9, 2020
As you are aware, CBAL has cancelled all in-person activities until further notice. However, we have not stopped thinking of ways to continue to support our communities. All of our staff have been working hard these past few weeks to shift programming to online platforms using Zoom and Facebook Live.
If you are interested in knowing what is happening in your community, go to our Community Programs page. Here, you can access information and links to your local CBAL Facebook page.
This is a difficult time and we are all in the midst of working through this new normal. We are here to support you and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.
We look forward to being able to see everyone again, and in the meantime, we will be sharing resources, virtual events, and other important news.
Be kind to yourself, and know that we are here to help!
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