Who We Are

About LASS

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) is a non-profit society (established in 2009) and a registered charity. A District Literacy Plan has been developed with a focus on literacy awareness, collaboration, and education in the four pillar areas: Early Learning, K-12 Literacy, Adult Literacy, and Aboriginal Literacy.

Our Mission

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society promotes literacy in the North Okanagan-Shuswap area through awareness, collaborative partnerships, and education in order to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community.

Our Dedicated Staff

Thomas Briginshaw

Literacy Outreach
Coordinator

admin@shuswapliteracy.ca

Sierre Allison

Assistant Literacy Outreach
Coordinator & Cyber Seniors
Program Facilitator
info@shuswapliteracy.ca

Terra Stephenson

Children’s Programming
Coordinator childprograms@shuswapliteracy.ca

Ellen Zilkie

Spread the Word Book
Bin Assistant

Our Board Members

(2020-21)

LASS Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of every second month at 2:30pm at the LASS office, starting in September of each year.

Sheila Forster

President

Angela Inskip

Secretary

Jenna Robins

Director

Kristy Smith

Director

Janet McClean-Senft

Treasurer

Christa Schneider

Director

Our Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting is held in late April or early May each year, and we welcome community members from all areas of the North Okanagan-Shuswap to join our literacy society and help promote literacy in our community by becoming a member.

Literacy Supporters

LASS is very grateful to all of our community partners, sponsors, supporters, and volunteers. We would like to thank the Province of British Columbia and Decoda Literacy Solutions for their ongoing support of this organization. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
We would like to thank the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for their financial and in-kind support of literacy initiatives in our community:
  • Active Chiropractic
  • Askew’s
  • Bookingham Palace
  • Brooke Downs Vennard LLP
  • Browne Johnson Land Surveyors
  • City of Salmon Arm
  • Eagle Valley Community Support Society
  • Enderby & District Financial Community Endowment Fund (First West Foundation)
  • Salmon Arm’s BOUNCE 91.5
  • Friday AM
  • Interior Health
  • IODE Enderby
  • The Mall at Piccadilly
  • Okanagan College
  • Okanagan Regional Library
  • Saint John Ambulance

  • Salmon Arm GM

  • Salmon Arm Observer

  • Salmon Arm Senior’s Drop-In Centre

  • SASCU Financial Group

  • School District No. 83

  • School District No. 83 District PAC

  • Shuswap Children’s Association

  • Shuswap Community Foundation

  • Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society

  • Shuswap Market News

  • South Shuswap Health Services Society

  • Valid Manufacturing

  • Voice of the Shuswap Community Radio

  • Many generous individuals

Join our literacy community!

We’ll update you on the latest literacy news, events, professional development
opportunities and ways to make a difference.

Join our literacy community!

We’ll update you on the latest literacy news, events, professional development
opportunities and ways to make a difference.