The South Okanagan Similkameen Literacy Now Task Force was created in 2006 with the goal of developing a plan for increasing literacy levels in that region of British Columbia. This document outlines the plan that was developed, based on values of inclusion, lifelong learning, and building on existing strengths.
The first part of the document describes the Literacy Now community planning process, including community involvement, a demographic profile, and a literacy asset inventory. The second part sets out the plan’s major goals, which include ensuring the availability of and access to literacy programs and resources.
Appendices include a short-term action plan; a community profile; and an inventory of regional literacy assets.