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Welcome to P.A.L.S.!

Welcome to P.A.L.S.! We’re changing lives through literacy!

P.A.L.S. has over 200 students and about 150 volunteers working as tutors with them. It is a busy, happening place just off Jasper in our downtown core.

Thank you for your interest in P.A.L.S. You might want to tutor, you might want to be a student. You might want to support P.A.L.S. in some other way. Everyone is welcome! Drop down and check us out!

International Literacy Day

Saturday, September 8th

What does Literacy mean to you?

Help us spread the word and raise awareness on social media

Write a message and get your picture taken:

  • Why do you support literacy?
  • What does literacy mean for you?
  • How has tutoring changed your life?

See Adam in the office for more information and to become involved.

Literacy Works

September is Life Long Learning Month and September 8th is International Literacy Day. PALS and all the other Literacy Programs in Edmonton are collaborating on a Media Campaign to draw public attention to Literacy issues.

Every day we will be posting a literacy fact on Facebook and Twitter. They will have links to articles about literacy.

Please like and share our posts every day this month, and tell your friends! Let’s all work together to get the word out!



Look for the hashtag #literacyworks

Raffle Winners!

Grand Prize      WestJet Gift of Flight

Bob and Joan Sandul

Second Prize        Alberta Prairie Railway

Danny Dabbs

Third Prize           Curl Up and Read

Zainul Mohamed

Participation Prizes

Top Sellers – $25 Gift card
Harjinder Boparai
Danny Haines
Grace Noel Charles
Gilbert Roberts

$10 gift card
Deborah Manning
Marilyn Shannon
Alison Pepper
Astrid Luethe
Lavina D’sa
Tina Caron
Anthony Mah
Richelieu Bahuelos
Farida Hidara
Nikoline Thomson

Thank you to everyone who participated!

P.A.L.S. Bookmark Contest!

What does Literacy mean to you?

  • Submit a quote that would fit on a bookmark (about 10 words)
  • Contest is open to all P.A.L.S. – Project Adult Literacy Society volunteers, students and staff
  • Enter as many quotes as you like
  • Winners will have their quotes printed on our upcoming and ever-popular Bookmarks

Submit your quote by Friday July 20

Submissions can be dropped off at the office, or emailed to Della at volunteers@palsedmonton.ca


Math Literacy Coordinator

Coordinate a Math Literacy Program for adult learners and volunteers to meet the needs of the students and achieve the outcomes of the program.

The person should be able to work independently, be forward thinking, and take a leadership role.

Qualifications: Related post-secondary degree, experience in working with volunteers.

Submit resume by June 20, 2018

Mail to:

Executive Director
41 – 9912 106 Street
Edmonton T5K 1C5


Student and Volunteer Recognition Celebration 2018

P.A.L.S. Student and Volunteer Recognition Celebration and Annual General Meeting was held at the McKay Avenue School Archives and Museum on April 17.  Our learners have accomplished a lot over the past year, and we are very proud of them and grateful for the time and effort of our volunteer tutors in for helping them succeed in their goals. Thank you to Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education, and David Shepherd for helping us celebrate our adult learners and volunteers.

Congratulations to all our outstanding students and volunteers! (more…)

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you to all of our volunteers! You inspire us everyday!

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Team Conference

P.A.L.S. Team Conference

Saturday, May 5, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


NorQuest College
Singhmar Centre for Learning Entrance
10215 -108th Street
Room A205


Workshops for

Adult Learners
Volunteer Tutors

Meet new people
Student Speakers
Tutor Speakers
Door prizes
Have fun!

Registration is limited to 80 participants

Register by Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Team Conference Registration Form

Email: conference@palsedmonton.ca

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 trying to learn it every day. Sometimes at school, and sometimes using the internet on my own. (more…)