BCLCILA is the provincial council of the International Literacy Association (an organization of nearly 100,000 members dedicated to the improvement of reading instruction and the promotion of lifetime reading habits) and is affiliated with the Canadian Network of International Literacy Association Councils (CNILAC).


Entering the World of Graphic Novels - A Panel Presentation
Posted on January 19th 2020

Hosted by Carrie Froese - President ReadingBC / BC Literacy Council of the International Literacy Association / Principal - David Livingstone Elementary School.  Check out https://carriefroese.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/entering-the-world-of-graphic-novels/

A panel discussion about the world of graphic novels including to date:

Trent Doiron - Youth and Family Worker / Graphic Novel enthusiast

Kelly Patrick - Secondary Librarian, ReadingBC / BCLCILA Executive member

Kathryn Ransdell - parent / Orton Gillingham tutor in training

Date TBA

Place - David LIvingstone Elementary Library

Odyssey ProD Conference 2020
Posted on January 19th 2020

A Journey Started with Indigenous Reconcilliation Through Children's Literature & Voice 

Presented by Linda Klassen - Vice President BC Literacy Council of the International Literacy Association / Principal of Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School

February 14, 2020 at R.E. Mountain Secondary

Langley Educators register at odyssey20.thinklangley.com

Creativity Through Cookbooks
Posted on January 19th 2020

This event is hosted by executive members, Kelly Patrick, and Polly Dobie at Point Grey Secondary School.  Please join us.

Check out the following link for more information.


Executive 2019-2020
Posted on October 12th 2019

Annual General Meeting

Place:  David Livingstone Elementary School (315 East 23rd Avenue, Vancouver) Library

Date:  October 2, 2019

Time:  4:00 pm


Congratulations to the Executive Committee for 2019-2010

Past President – Mike Bowden (appointed)- District Principal Indigenous Education, Kamloops, B.C.

President – Carrie Froese – Principal David Livingstone Elementary School

Vice-President – Linda Klassen – Principal Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School

Membership Secretary – Kelly Patrick - Librarian at Point Grey Secondary School, VSB

Secretary – Polly Dobie - English Teacher at Point Grey Secondary School, VSB

Treasurer – Garth Brooks – retired / long time ILA member, actively planning and participating in ReadingBC events


Recommendation for Provincial Coordinator:  Karen Addie - Elementary Resource teacher at York House

Thanks to the others who put their names forward for the election.  Your efforts towards building a literacy presence in British Columbia through the BCLCILA are very much appreciated.