IDA Ontario Blog

NEW Workshop Series: Becoming a Literacy Leader

July 21, 2021

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Our new workshop series Becoming a Literacy Leader – Creating a Culture Shift towards the Science of Reading will occur on August 18th, September 22nd, October 27th, […]

IDA Ontario Annual Report 2020, Now Available

June 16, 2021

We are excited to share our 2020 Annual Report! Throughout the countless barriers we all faced during the pandemic, IDA Ontario would like to sincerely thank everyone that has continued […]

NEW: Mini-grants to help public libraries purchase decodable books!

June 1, 2021

Last year hundreds of people participated in Read October and helped us raise money for dyslexia awareness. IDA Ontario would like to sincerely thank all who participated – we are […]

OHRC Update on the Right to Read Inquiry May 5th, 2021

May 14, 2021

IDA Ontario would like to thank the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) lead lawyers on the Right to Read Inquiry, Reema Khawja and Nika Farahani, for attending our Parent Conference […]

Member Profile: Robyn Keystone – Literal Change

April 28, 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 […]

Teaching foundational skills for word recognition in Kindergarten

February 23, 2021

The Simple of View of Reading clearly shows that students must develop both oral language comprehension and word recognition skills as the foundation for successful reading comprehension. The play-based Kindergarten […]

Vikki Pike: Fighting for My Right To Read

December 5, 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 […]

New video: French letter-sound correspondences

November 24, 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 […]

Structured Literacy for Kindergarten Teachers

September 15, 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 […]

Pre-recorded webinars: Helping Your Struggling Reader

August 16, 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 […]