Our History

The Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association, also known as CVLLA, evolved from Comox Valley Literacy Now. Comox Valley Literacy Now (CVLN) began in 2007 when literacy stakeholders applied for and received Literacy Now planning funds through the provincial Legacies Now 2010 initiative. In consultation with the broader community, CVLN developed a comprehensive Community Literacy Plan. This plan, which is reviewed annually, serves to inform the School District 71 Literacy Plan.

CVLN received three years of funding (2008-2011) from 2010 Literacy Now to implement the community literacy plan. The implementation funds have ceased with the dissolution of 2010 Literacy Now.  However, because of the success of the Literacy Now initiatives across British Columbia, a new provincial organisation, Decoda Literacy Solutions, is working closely with community task groups to help sustain and support the work communities have begun.

CVLN decided to incorporate as a non-profit society in order to evolve its work and vision. Thus, CVLN incorporated as the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association on November 30th, 2011.