Mission Statement

Our mission: BCLCILA will help develop, coordinate, and support goals and activities of the local councils in British Columbia to promote literacy throughout the province.


  • To encourage the study of reading and writing at all educational levels
  • To stimulate and promote research in literacy development
  • To study the various factors that influence progress in literacy development
  • To heighten awareness of pertinent and significant literacy research and practices
  • To disseminate information relating to literacy
  • To support teacher training programs
  • To facilitate a literacy network
  • To advocate for literacy with government agencies