Alison, Literacy

My name is Alison and I am from Edmonton. I am going to share with you when I was younger and how improving my literacy has helped me. When I was a baby, I was sick as part of my brain had not grown. It was hard for me to learn to speak, read and Read More …

Amber, Math Literacy

My name is Amber. My journey to improving my math literacy learning, education, employment and personals goals began when I first saw an advertisement for the Women Building Futures Program in a bus shelter. I wanted to get into their Heavy Equipment Operator Program because I am a single mom with four kids. I had Read More …

Stephen, LELL – Literacy for English Language Learners

After I finished LELL school, I started to work. My English was still not good. I felt that I needed more practice, and that I still needed to improve my new language. My friend heard that in Edmonton there were a few organizations for newcomers, like Catholic Social Services, the Mennonite Center and P.A.L.S.

Jeanne, Literacy

Last year my nephew asked me to read a story to him and I was ashamed because it turned out that he could read the story better than I could. It was just one of those little books kids pick up, 10 pages or so. I couldn’t read all the words. I played a game—you Read More …