IDA Ontario Blog


Full-day workshop with Dr. David Kilpatrick

November 12, 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). […]

Every Child Can Learn to Read – Nancy Young, Ottawa, Tuesday Oct 22

October 8, 2019

Every Child Can Learn to Read – A brief overview for parents and teachers on what teaching is essential (yet too often missing) by Nancy Young Tuesday, October 22, 2019 […]

OHRC Read to Right Inquiry poster

IDA Ontario welcomes the OHRC “Right to Read” public inquiry into human rights issues affecting students with dyslexia

October 3, 2019

IDA Ontario applauds the Ontario Human Rights Commission for today’s launch of a year-long “Right to Read” public inquiry into “human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities, including dyslexia, […]

Free workshop in Toronto- Understanding and supporting your child’s literacy

September 30, 2019

When: Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: Beaches Branch, Toronto Library Program Room 2161 Queen Street East Toronto, ON  M4L 1J1 Is your child is struggling […]

New documentary about reading by Emily Hanford!

September 14, 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 […]

Free webinar – Teaching students with dyslexia with Dr. Suzanne Carreker, Sep 10 @ 4pm

September 3, 2019

Hosted by EdWeb.net Teaching Students with Dyslexia: Early Warning Signs and Effective Intervention with Structured Literacy Presented by Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI, Principal Educational Content Lead, Lexia Learning Tuesday, Sept. […]

New Volunteer Opportunities at ONBIDA

June 28, 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 […]

Interested in presenting at our conference?

June 26, 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 […]

Louisa Moats Webinar Video Now Available

May 17, 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 […]

Notes from our Annual Members Meeting

May 5, 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 […]