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Helping to create a better tomorrow

through literacy and lifelong learning!

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 150 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.

2019-2020 Impact Report

Adults & seniors supported

Children & youth supported

Total sessions offered


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.  We acknowledge the support of the Province of BC and would like to thank the following funders for their continued support of CBAL and community literacy.