Trail & Area

Our goal is to support all community members to gain the literacy skills needed to be successful in their homes, communities and lives.

Community Literacy Outreach Coordinator

Carolyn Amantea

Carolyn is passionate about creating healthy, inclusive communities through strong partnerships and advocacy work. Connect with Carolyn today to learn more about programs in Rossland and the greater Trail area.  


For our latest programs, download the calendar today!

Community Information

1160 Cedar Avenue, Trail 

Coordinator: 250-368-6770 or 250-921-6525 (call or text)

Settlement Worker:

Settlement Worker: 250-368-6770 

Our Programs & services

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Family Literacy

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Literacy begins with families!

We offer numerous FREE programs for families. Family programs aim to help parents and caregivers gain new skills and knowledge to enhance their children's literacy skills. 

Visit the Family Literacy page to learn more!

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Adult & Senior Literacy

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Learning is a lifelong adventure!

Everyone is at a different point in their learning journey. We can help with reading, writing, numeracy, digital technology and workplace skills. We are here to help you with free group and one-on-one programs. 

Visit our Adult & Senior page to learn more!

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Child & Youth Literacy

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Children & youth are the future!

Our FREE programs provide opportunities to learn and grow. We work with schools and other community partners to provide free reading support programs, after school programs, writing programs, and skills for life!

To learn more, visit our Child & Youth program page!

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Language & Settlement Services

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Settlement is a journey- let us help!

We provide free settlement and language services. Help is available to permanent residents, refugees, provincial nominees, temporary foreign workers, naturalized Canadian citizens and international students.

Visit our Language or Settlement Services pages to find an office near you!

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.

Want to learn more about our work here in Trail & Area?

Send us a message and one of our team members will connect with you!


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 the following funders for their continued support of CBAL and community literacy.