Dyslexia Canada is committed to ensuring that every child in Canada with dyslexia gets a fair and equitable education.
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.
What we are advocating for
- Recognition of dyslexia and a universally used science based, neurobiological definition
- Compulsory assessment for dyslexia in kindergarten no later than the end of grade 1
- Immediate and mandatory provision of evidence-based, dyslexia specific interventions that are explicit, systematic and cumulative to all Canadian children with dyslexia
- Mandatory training for primary educators in dyslexia-specific interventions
What we believe
The education system in Canada must recognize and educate the 15 - 20% of children in the classroom with the invisible reading barrier called dyslexia. These children are the crisis in the classroom today and the face of adult illiteracy tomorrow. They need our help.
Children with dyslexia can learn to read if they are identified early and are provided with a structured, evidence-based approach to reading. Far too many children with dyslexia are not receiving the help they need and deserve and we at Dyslexia Canada, intend to change that.