CBAL's Annual Report is Ready!

We are excited to share our 2022-2023 Annual Report. Want to see what the 2022-2023 program year was all about? Click here to get a copy!

who we are

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is the Basin and Boundary's only not-for-profit literacy organization, working in 77 communities across south-eastern British Columbia.

what we do

With nearly 130 staff and hundreds of volunteers, we are able to provide free literacy programs and services to people of all ages.

why we do it

We believe in the work we do because literacy and learning matter, and they are essential in creating strong and resilient communities that thrive.

Our programs & Services

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) provides a wide range of programs and services.  Our 16 Community Literacy Outreach Coordinators are focused on helping their communities to learn and grow through literacy.

2022-2023 Impact Report

Adults/Seniors Supported

Children/Youth Supported

Total Individual Contact Hours

Total Sessions Offered in Region


Our work is funded through a variety of local, regional, provincial and federal grants. These funders provide CBAL with the necessary resources to achieve great things. CBAL is supported by Decoda Literacy Solutions and we gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Ministry of Post-Seondary Education and Future Skills. We also would like to thank all of the regional funders who continue to support community literacy initiatives.