Duane, Math Literacy

I, Duane Alexander Payne grew up and went to school in Edmonton. During my teen years I was too busy partying – trying to be cool, not too concerned about my future and taking everything for granted. I did very little to keep up with my studies and even though I had no learning barriers Read More …

Vote for P.A.L.S.!

Support P.A.L.S. and help us win funding for the Math Literacy program! Vote between October 10 – 19 Go to avivacommunityfund.org Register with an email account or through Facebook Vote up to 18 times for our Math Literacy Program at: avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/17-458 Share the link and get your friends and family to vote! Ask staff for Read More …

Metro Community Choice Award

P.A.L.S. received the Metro Edmonton Community Choice Award for Community Services! The following article was published in the August 8, 2017 Metro. Nooria had to quit her job as a television anchor in Afghanistan because of war and threats to her life for being a woman and working outside the home. She moved to Canada Read More …

Harjinder, Math Literacy

My name is Harjinder Boparai. After completing grade 10 in India, I helped my family on the farm. In 1993, my family – parents and brothers and sisters moved to Canada. I wanted to go to school but could not because of the cost. I looked for a job. It turned out to be difficult Read More …

Augustin, Math Literacy

My name is Augustin Avril. I came to Canada from St. Lucia on February 25th, 1995. I remember, it was snowing that day. I came to Edmonton and joined my dad’s family business. I used to drive trucks. I had very low literacy and math skills. If I did not see the company name before making Read More …

Gabor, Math Literacy

Gabor is 32 years old. He is currently working at a job that does not give him satisfaction, so he is working hard to move forward towards his dream. He wants to be in a profession that he feels passionate about. Gabor was a shy child and although he completed Grade 12, he felt anxious Read More …

Donald, Math Literacy

I was referred to P.A.L.S. by the Apprenticeship Board, after taking my first year at N.A.I.T. They told me I would have to improve my math skills if I wanted to continue with them. I was excited and nervous about coming to P.A.L.S. because I hadn’t been in school for a long time. I had Read More …

Ali, LELL – English as Second Language

My name is Ali. I am an LELL student at P.A.L.S. My tutors are Linda and John. I would like to tell you my success story. It was within two weeks of obtaining my First Aid Certificate at P.A.L.S. that an opportunity presented itself for me to use my First Aid Training at work. A Read More …

Kloreta, Math Literacy & Literacy for English Language Learners

Hi, my name is Kloreta. I am a Math and LELL student at P.A.L.S.—Project Adult Literacy Society. I have been an LELL student since October, 2011 and then, with LELL Coordinator’s help, I went to the Math Coordinator to join the math program. Right now, I attend the Wednesday Math Study Group, and am in Read More …