C.R. Literacy Association announces 2014-2015 programs

Learners have the opportunity to realize their own literacy goals by accessing one of the programs offered

It is said that the Campbell River Community Literacy Association (CRCLA) has been quietly changing the face of literacy in our community for well over a decade.

The 2013-2014 school year saw the CRCLA service 192 learners ages 19–83.

These learners had the opportunity to realize their own literacy goals by accessing one of the six programs offered. Continuing into the 2014-2015 academic year the Association is pleased to announce the following programs; Adult Literacy, Aboriginal Family Literacy, How Do I?, Computer Literacy, Family Literacy, Literacy Outreach and Youth English as a Second Language.

Unfortunately, funding for the successful English as a Second Language program has changed and the CRCLA is unable to offer this program moving forward and into the 2014-2015 year.

The association encourages individuals, requiring ESL supports, to contact the CRCLA office and efforts to help learners find other avenues for their ESL needs will be made.

At their 2013 Annual General Meeting and in their 2012 annual report, the CRCLA acknowledged their success is due to the hard work of their staff, community partners, funders and especially their volunteers.

This organization functions with a volunteer Board of Directors, a staff of four, and approximately 60 volunteers.

Their community partners include; Campbell River Literacy Now, North Island College, School District 72, Vancouver Island Regional Library, John Howard Society of North Island, Laichwiltach Family Life Society and MISA.

The commitment of their volunteers and their community partners are the driving force behind the CRCLA’s continued success.

The CRCLA Board and their staff look forward to the 2014-2015 year with excitement and enthusiasm.

They have great expectations that the CRCLA will continue to grow and touch the lives of even more Campbell River citizens. Truly providing literacy for all.

Their Annual General Meeting will be held on Oct. 23.

If you would like more information on the CRCLA programs offered, or, if you are interested in volunteering as a tutor or as a board member, please call their office at 250-923-1275.