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
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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