Eddy, Literacy

I came to P.A.L.S. to learn how to write properly in English. I was tired of not being able to write and having to ask my wife to write things for me. Also, when my employers asked me to write about what happened to a tool or an incident report, it made me look stupid Read More …

Phoutthaphon, Literacy for English Language Learners

Hello, my name is Phouttaphon Keovolalath but my friends call me Phoutt. I was born in Laos and lived there with my family until I was 19. In 2003 I finished my high school and then I went to Thailand to study at Buddhist University MCU Khonkaen Campus (Bachelor of Art) and I graduated in Read More …

Emmanuel, Math Literacy

Good evening everyone, thank you for having me. My name is Emmanuel Bautista. I am from Manila, in the Philippines. I worked doing electrical installation and as a foreman and contractor for advertising campaigns and public relations. I came to Canada 12 years ago because of my dream.

Maria, Literacy for English Language Learners Student

Hello, good evening. My name is Maria. I´m from Mexico. I would like to tell you about my journey learning English. I started two and a half years ago when I came to Canada. First of all, the English language has always been important in my life. Since I was a child I have been Read More …

Daniel, Literacy

Hi! My name is Daniel Scott My life was a struggle everyday before I came to P.A.L.S. I couldn’t read signs or the menu or the bus schedules. With my kids I couldn’t read to them and I couldn’t even play a board game with them. A lot of jobs require reading and writing skills Read More …

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 …

It Looks Like Me – United Way Campaign 2017

Your donation changes real lives. Here is Danny’s story: As a young man Danny’s home life was in disarray. Danny and his brother ran away and joined the circus. He learned many new skills and trades during his 12 years. “I learned how to be an electrician, painter, a sheet metal person, a truck driver,” Read More …

Annette, Literacy

Hi, my name is Annette. I am a full time mom and I have a full time job. I have hidden the fact that I had trouble reading and spelling my whole life. I had trouble in school and no teacher tried to help me. Somehow I survived and lived a good life. I got 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 …