Writing our Voices – Stories from UFCW Literacy Students

The UFCW Local 832 Training Centre, in Winnipeg, Manitoba established it’s literacy program in 2000. The program consists of free one-to-one tutoring or small group learning for union members in Winnipeg and Brandon.

This booklet is a compilation of stories from workers in the UFCW Local 832 Literacy Program. It is our attempt to give them an opportunity to let their voices and stories be heard. Through these stories, we not only learn about their struggles – we learn about how far they have come. We acknowledge and build on their experiences and skills. In sharing this booklet with other literacy programs and learners, we hope that other workers will see themselves in our learners’ stories and take encouragement and strength from them in their struggles to transform their own lives.