Promoting literacy through research, education, and advocacy

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Professional Learning

We recognize the transformative power educators can have for students with dyslexia; we offer structured literacy webinars, workshops and training courses in French and English.

Library Project

IDA Ontario supports public libraries through mini-grants for decodable books, print material about dyslexia, and training for volunteer reading programs.


Our annual Literacy & Learning Conference is an opportunity to learn from local, national, and international experts, and connect with our vibrant community of literacy learners.

Outreach and Advocacy

We build awareness of dyslexia and structured literacy in the community, and advocate with other stakeholders for policy change.


Host Kate Winn welcomes weekly experts on our podcast Reading Road Trip for candid conversations about literacy instruction, intervention, and assessment.

Read October

Join Read October, our annual Read-a-Thon and public awareness campaign. This month-long event raises both funds and awareness.

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What's New With IDA Ontario

Reading Road Trip Season 3 starts July 1
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Learn More About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning disability, and there are many misconceptions. Click the links below to learn more.

Basics of Dyslexia

Individuals with dyslexia often have difficulty with phonological processing, which refers to the ability to process sounds in spoken language.

Suspect Dyslexia?

Recognizing the signs of dyslexia in children is crucial for early identification and intervention.

Screening and Prevention

By identifying and addressing potential challenges at an early stage, we can provide targeted support and interventions that can significantly impact a child's reading abilities.

Structured Literacy

Structured literacy is necessary for individuals with dyslexia, but it is beneficial for all learners.