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Welcome to ONBIDA!

The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is committed to providing information, support and advocacy for individuals with dyslexia, their families and educators  in Ontario.   We hope the many resources on this website are helpful in giving you a better understanding of dyslexia, the importance of early identification and effective intervention and other ways to support a child or adult with dyslexia.

Liisa Freure, President, ONBIDA

Latest News

Mark it Read National Campaign by Dyslexia Canada

16 October 2018

ONBIDA would like to share Dyslexia Canada’s Mark it Read –a national campaign designed to raise awareness and support for […]

Early bird deadline approaching – ONBIDA’s 12 Annual Conference

26 September 2018

ONBIDA’s 12th Annual Conference Early Identification and Intervention Strategies Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 Ontario Science Center, Toronto, ON NEW this […]

An interesting article about literacy instruction and the science of reading

19 September 2018

This article, Hard Words – Why Kids Aren’t Being Taught to Read,  is from the U.S. but it includes great […]

Join ONBIDA at Word on the Street Sun Sep 23 Toronto Harbourfront 10-5pm! Presentation at 1:15pm

11 September 2018

Visit ONBIDA at The Word On The Street Literacy Festival  Sunday, September 23  Toronto, Harbourfront Centre 10am -5 pm. Booth […]

Structured Literacy Training in Toronto Fall 2018 – Winter 2019

11 September 2018

FUNDAMENTAL LEARNING is offering  Structured Literacy TRAINING (a.k.a. Orton-Gillingham), Fall 2018 – Winter 2019, Toronto, Ontario This multisensory structured language approach […]

Upcoming free webinars from Learning Ally

30 August 2018

What Dyslexia Red Flags Look Like for Different Students in Different Grades Sep 12, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM […]

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases “Accessible education for students with disabilities”

29 August 2018

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released “Accessible education for students with disabilities“. ONBIDA is pleased to see OHRC’s document […]

Free webinar – Critical Role of Phonemic Awareness in Foundational Reading Skills

24 August 2018

Webinar – Critical Role of Phonemic Awareness in Foundational Reading Skills Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT Presented […]

Free Webinar – Motivation Matters: 10 Research-Based Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers

11 August 2018

Motivation Matters: 10 Research-Based Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT Presented by Terrie […]