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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

Member Profile: Robyn Keystone – Literal Change

28 April 2021

Robyn’s Story I’ve been working as a remedial literacy specialist here in Toronto for the last 10 years. As a young child, I struggled with reading and writing in school and […]

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Vikki Pike: Fighting for My Right To Read

05 December 2020

  I’d like you to meet Vikki Pike, an 18-year old girl from Uxbridge, Ontario with dyslexia and a self-declared “Slippster”, someone who has slipped through the cracks of the […]

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New video: French letter-sound correspondences

24 November 2020

We are very pleased to provide a new and wonderful French video resource, L’enseignement des correspondances graphème-phonème.  This french language video was created by Elisabeth Beaulieu, sponsored by the Conseil scolaire […]

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Structured Literacy for Kindergarten Teachers

15 September 2020

Implementing structured literacy instruction in the kindergarten classroom: A three-part webinar series by Emily Moorhead In this three-part series, Emily Moorhead discusses and demonstrates the implementation of structured literacy instruction […]

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Pre-recorded webinars: Helping Your Struggling Reader

16 August 2020

One of the most common questions we get is “reading with my child doesn’t seem to be working, what else can I do help them learn to read?” Last year […]

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Member Profile: Armaity Homavazir

23 July 2020

IDA Ontario member since:  2018 Tell us a bit about yourself:  I have always loved working with children, and have been active in: running my own government-sponsored summer camp volunteered […]

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IDA Ontario Member Profile: Martha Kovack

30 May 2020

IDA Ontario is an entirely volunteer-run charity, and everything we do is made possible by our members and volunteers. We are a dynamic group of individuals from across the country […]

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IDA Ontario Professional Learning Circles

14 April 2020

Following the unexpected postponement of our 2020 Literacy & Learning Conference, we wanted to create alternative opportunities for professional learning from home. While we already had a series of webinars […]

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New partnership with Microsoft Canada

07 March 2020

Dyslexia has been a hot topic in the news recently. Individuals from all walks of life have been sharing their stories of struggles and triumphs to break the stigma of […]

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