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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

Full-day workshop with Dr. David Kilpatrick

12 November 2019

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a workshop with Dr. David Kilpatrick in Toronto on August 20th, 2020! Tickets are available now (click here to purchase). […]

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New documentary about reading by Emily Hanford!

14 September 2019

Emily Hanford’s new documentary, At a Loss for Words, explores the disconnect between the science of reading and the current approach to literacy instruction used widely across North America. In […]

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New Volunteer Opportunities at ONBIDA

28 June 2019

There are lots of exciting things going on at ONBIDA these days.  We are organizing our next conference, planning for October Dyslexia Awareness Month, making changes to our website, developing […]

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Interested in presenting at our conference?

26 June 2019

Call for Proposals ONBIDA 2020 Literacy and Learning Conference Unlocking Potential Saturday, April 25th, 2020 Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Ontario Proposal Submission Deadline August 30th, 2019 We are now accepting […]

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Louisa Moats Webinar Video Now Available

17 May 2019

This week’s webinar with Louisa Moats, “Knowledge and Practice Standards for teaching Reading – Not Just for Dyslexia” was a huge success.  Over 1200 people registered for the event, and […]

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Notes from our Annual Members Meeting

05 May 2019

At yesterday’s AMM we said thank you to two out-going members and welcomed three new directors to the board. ONBIDA President Liisa Freure, presented out-going secretary Loretta Tang with a […]

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What Parents of Dyslexic Children are Teaching Schools About Literacy

01 May 2019

What Parents of Dyslexic Children are Teaching Schools About Literacy This feature story that aired on April 30th, 2019 on the PBS Evening News sums up exactly what we are […]

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ONBIDA’S Submission on Accessibility to Queen’s Park

10 April 2019

ONBIDA has submitted a written statement to the April 10, 2019 Accessibility Town Hall at the Ontario Legislature. The focus of the Town Hall is “Meeting the goals of Accessibility […]

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Free Event in Toronto for Kids – Saturday April 6th

04 April 2019

Bring your kids to the Lillian H. Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library, Saturday, April 6th at 2 pm, for a reading and Q&A with the author of Dr. […]

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