About Literacy Alberni

Group photo of Literacy Alberni members, staff, and volunteers


Literacy Alberni works to ensure we are leaders in providing literacy, education, language, and settlement services to our community.

We are committed to respecting, promoting, and advancing the values of equity, diversity, and safety for all peoples.

We provide educational programs and facilitate literacy acquisition in learners of all ages through a range of programs, services, and activities.

We are located on the unceded territories of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations, in Tsuma-as (the city now known as Port Alberni, BC).


Our History

Literacy Alberni Society has grown from a two-person organization to one that serves the entire Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.

In October 2015, the American Library of Congress has recognized Literacy Alberni for best practices in international literacy. Literacy Alberni received an honourable mention from ABC Life Literacy in September 2015 for its exceptional literacy work and for welcoming immigrants into the community through literacy courses.


Our Location

We are located in the former Mount Klitsa Junior Secondary School. LAS is a tenant of the Jericho Road Church, who now own the school building and grounds. We are located on the unceded territories of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations, in the City of Port Alberni, BC.

Address 5100-E Tebo Avenue
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 5Y6
Phone Number (250) 723-7323
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Regular Hours of Operation Monday to Friday, 10am–4pm


Holidays & Closures

We are closed for all statutory holidays. We close for 2 weeks in December following the SD70 schedule.

We follow the SD70 Snow Day Closure orders; therefore, if SD70 announces schools are closed due to weather, our classes and sessions will also be cancelled.

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