Dyslexia Canada

canada, oakville, ontario

As the only national bilingual dyslexia-focused organization, Dyslexia Canada is committed to ensuring that every child in Canada with dyslexia gets a fair and equitable education. We are dedicated to a change for children with dyslexia in Canada. Dyslexia Canada was formed in 2016 as a way to ensure that there was a national voice and forum to advocate for all Canadian children with dyslexia. By partnering with professional organizations, experts, and advocates, Dyslexia Canada strives to drive systemic change by engaging and educating the public and establishing legislation specific to recognizing and remediating dyslexia. Dyslexia is a disability which impacts up to 20% of the population, and we believe the education system in Canada must recognize and educate the 10 - 20% of children in the classroom with the invisible reading barrier called dyslexia.

Our five main objectives include

  1. the adoption and use of the word dyslexia by all relevant stakeholders, including educators, administrators, legislators, medical professionals, caregivers, and children.
  2. Compulsory screening for dyslexia in kindergarten, no later than the end of grade one.
  3. Immediate and mandatory provision of evidence-based interventions to all Canadian children with dyslexia.
  4. Mandatory training for all educators in dyslexia awareness, identification, and interventions.
  5. The provision of resources and support to caregivers, children, and teachers impacted by dyslexia.

Dyslexia Canada’s activities include: advocating for legislative change for better recognition and support for dyslexia along with providing support to families who have a child with dyslexia. Dyslexia Canada also provides resource materials such as free, live, and on-demand informative webinars, an annual Mark it Read awareness campaign, a podcast that connects children across the country, a website filled with educational Canadian focused information, and a judgment-free peer-to-peer program exclusively to support parents and caregivers of children with dyslexia and support social inclusion.



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Buy the Dystinct Book Now
20% of proceeds from your purchases goes directly to Dyslexia Canada
Imagine flicking through a beautiful compilation of inspirational stories of coping with the struggles and hardships that learning difficulties bring. 
Now imagine doing so with the satisfaction of contributing to spreading awareness for learning difficulties.
Feels nice, doesn't it?
We at Dystinct, in partnership with Not-for-Profits working in the space of learning difficulties worldwide, present to you our limited edition coffee table book - Dystinct II.
This beautiful compilation is a labor of love, featuring the incredible journeys of everyday people with learning difficulties, evidence based content contributed by specialists from around the world and colourful illustrations created by children with learning difficulties.
The cover of Dystinct II is turquoise to commemorate Dystinct becoming a part of The International Council formed by The International Dyslexia Organization this year. The council is working towards a United Nations declaration of Dyslexia Day on October 8, and having the colour turquoise recognised as the colour to uniformly represent dyslexia around the world. The colour turquoise is known to have mostly positive connotations for people with dyslexia, as it promotes creativity, calm, serenity, tranquillity and relaxation according to colour psychology studies.
This is the second edition of our annual coffee table book. 
The book features some of the best content from the July 2021 to May 2022 digital magazine issues.

This is how you can make a difference

A portion of every sale goes directly to a Not-For-Profit Organisation of your choice AT NO EXTRA COST.
That's right! 20% of the proceeds from your purchase will be directed to a Not-for-Profit (NFP) organisation based on the science of reading working in the space of learning difficulties.

Why we need your support right now

Our limited print run of the Dystinct Coffee Table Book will be published in mid August 2021.
Our printer has promised to give us a competitive printing price if we can give them a minimum order of 500 copies.
The preorder of the book is open now so you can help us reach our goal of 500 book orders.

What will the Dystinct Book II look like?

The Dystinct Book II is a 376 page hard bound book featuring the artwork of Louise Ghossain (a 11 year old dyslexic artist from Sydney, Australia) on the cover.
Each book comes with a sleeve and a Dystinct trophy shaped velvet laminated book mark with digital embossing details.
Informative and compelling, the book is designed to be a visual delight, sure to inspire and uplift readers.
The Dystinct Book II will make a fabulous addition to any library, therapy practice or home display.

Support Dyslexia Canada

Buy the Dystinct Book Now
20% of proceeds from your purchases goes directly to Dyslexia Canada

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